Installing a concrete retaining wall on your Dallas-Fort Worth home may be more beneficial than you think. A retaining wall can serve both as a visually appealing emphasis wall or an eye-catching landscape design element, adding important structural support for sloping surfaces. In most cases, a retaining wall is as functional as it is beautiful.
The size, setup, and design of a retaining wall are contingent on the slope and level of the ground where you desire to build. The primary purpose of a retaining wall is to prevent the functional displacement of soil, triggered by heavy runoff.
Additional benefits of installing a retaining wall include:
- Flattening yard and maximizing usable space.
- Preventing sinkholes.
- Eliminating the eyesore of dirt piles and hills.
- Helping to prevent flooding.
- Reducing maintenance.
- Preventing erosion.
- Preventing damage to property or surrounding structures.
First and foremost, a retaining wall serves as a protective formation, built to hold back water and soil from effecting major buildings, like your home. It can prevent down-slope movement and provide solid structural support on irregularly sloped surfaces or hills located on your property. The gentle rolling neighborhoods throughout North Dallas and beyond mean virtually every block has a home or two which could benefit from a properly designed and installed retaining wall.
A concrete retaining wall also functions as an aesthetically pleasing design element, adding depth and structure to your property. A professionally installed retaining wall is dual-purposed, significantly enhancing the value and price of a property while working as an important functional structure. Soil and mulch are often rigorously displaced under the force of natural elements, so installing a retaining wall as a dam of sorts is never a bad idea.
Whether for aesthetic charm or landscape preservation, retaining walls are a great addition to any property. They offer an opportunity to distinctly redesign an outdoor space while countering the disastrous effects of erosion. Next to planting trees and shrubs, retaining walls are the most useful and practical tool in combating runoff. All things considered, retaining walls are ideal for garden landscaping, structural support and installation of outdoor plants.
If you have a retaining wall in need of repair or a slope yard that you want to flatten to maximize its use, contact the experts at CGreens Landscape Management, in Dallas, TX. Dallas’ first choice in landscape management and exterior construction since 1980.