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Regardless of trends, landscape design is timeless and does not depend on personal style like interior design. With a broader range of appeal, investing in landscaping can add up to 15 percent to the value of a home, and an average return of 100 to 200 percent. Retraining walls are a technical name for a beautiful and practical landscaping feature. They address erosion and protect the foundation of your property plus add to the aesthetic qualities.

Erosion and Retaining Walls

Retaining walls will help protect your landscaping investment. The walls redirect water from rain and runoff so it does not pool and affect the important areas of your lawn. Redirecting the runoff prevents flooding in extreme cases. Retaining walls are another way to slow runoff and erosion but their primary function is to support and retain an embankment. Unlike a terrace that is designed to have a level surface area, hence the name, the area behind a retaining wall can be level or sloped.

Common Materials Use In Retaining Walls

There are a number of options when it comes to materials for retaining walls. Some of the most common are wood, prefab concrete blocks, and natural stone. Other options include poured concrete, brick, and stone veneer. Although there are exceptions, most retaining walls require gravel back-fill, soil compaction, pipe or toe drains, and weep holes. Together, these four features will provide adequate drainage for most designs. Only a few types of walls will not require all of them.

Retaining Walls Make Your Lawn More Enjoyable

Many people use retaining walls as a privacy feature, that allows them to be in their yard without worrying about visibility from the road. Designed for preventing soil and plant life from escaping or overrunning elevated terrains, retaining walls serve a dual purpose… containment and refinement. And thanks to today’s style-savvy array of retaining wall ideas, you can shape your environment to suit your personal tastes and outdoor needs alike. Gardeners love the ability to turn the hills in their backyard into more use-able land for planting flowers and trees or for creating a seating wall. They are commonly installed around more social areas such as an outdoor kitchen or around a fire pit.

Keeping Your Home Stable

Maybe investing in an outdoor landscape garden is not your priority, but erosion can decrease the stability of your home over time. Retaining walls are a great feature to install to protect your home and land. Soil erosion damages your property over time by reducing the stability of the ground that supports the structure.

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