How to Choose the Right Retaining Wall

Installing a Retaining Wall For Your Home

A retaining wall can be a beautiful and functional addition to your yard and landscaping. Retaining walls restrain large amounts of soil that could otherwise slide. The right retaining wall, performs this vital function, but can also be useful for creating aesthetics, additional seating in your yard, and a complete change in the feel and atmosphere of the outdoor space. There are so many different types of retaining walls that it can sometimes be difficult to know if you are choosing the right wall for your yard and your needs.

Retaining Wall Installation by A&N Lawn

If you are a do-it-yourselfer, a retaining wall built with interlocking concrete block is going to be the best way to go. This style does not use mortar or concrete. You simply arrange the interlocking pieces like a puzzle to create a wall that fits your needs.

Retaining walls can also be made of stone, brick, or cinder blocks. A wall made of natural stone will also not require mortar but will require an expert to make sure the stones fit together perfectly to create the friction and weight that will hold the wall in place. This wall will give an old-world rustic feel to any yard or landscaping. On the other hand, a wall made of brick will give you an elegant and more formal look. Stonewall masonry is a precise art. There are many things to consider, such as backfill, drainage, and support, that a professional will be sure to consider. To get the best and longest-lasting results, you will need to rely on an expert like A&N Lawn Service Inc..

The last option is a plain concrete wall. While strong and sturdy, these walls are not as aesthetically pleasing. They can be finished with masonry or poured in forms that will embed patterns, but you are then incurring additional expense.

Once you have your retaining wall installed, you’ll want to make sure to provide it with proper maintenance to prolong its lifespan. A&N Lawn Service Inc. can help you to choose the right retaining wall to achieve the desired outcome for your outdoor living space. Call us today to discuss your project and let us help you create a sturdy and beautiful place to spend your outdoor time.