Retaining walls are made to prevent damage from erosion or runoff from an angled or elevated property. They help prevent water and soil from shifting and changing the landscape.
Residential retaining walls can protect exposed basements from the effects of erosion. Soil can block basement doors and windows if there is enough time and rain, and it is not blocked by a retaining wall. Homes on top or below high hills can also benefit from retaining walls as they will keep loose soil from building up around your home.
Retaining walls tend to be made from interlocking blocks made from brick or stone. On occasion, some are made from poured concrete or wood.
Stone and brick retaining walls can last for decades. Weather conditions and soil may weaken the wall, but when built professionally, you should have no problems.
There are tons of possibilities for your retaining wall. Blocks come in different sizes, colors, and materials. The walls can also be built at different heights.
Decorative retaining walls not only provide protection from erosion and runoff but also add to the appearance of your outside space. Different materials, patterns, and colors will give you a customized wall to match your home and landscape.
Without a doubt, yes! A&N Lawn Service will find creative ways to include your retaining wall into your landscape design.
There are several factors that will determine how high your retaining wall will be. Some walls maybe 2 feet while others maybe 40 feet. It depends on your property and how much protection you need the wall to provide.
It depends on where your wall is built. If it is built to reinforce the foundation near exposed basements, the view from the basement windows will be blocked.
Shorter retaining walls do not need fencing. If you have a tall retaining wall, you might want to add some fencing to the top to prevent anyone from accidentally falling.