Do you have an overabundance of dirt, a problem with flooding, or a sloping landscape that causes you to not enjoy your backyard? A retaining wall can remedy this! Retaining walls are not only functional, they can also create an attractive focal point.
entertaining. It can also create a raised area to plant flowers.
Most importantly, retaining walls keep soil in place, provide flood control, and prevent erosion. It creates a barrier to prevent movement. If your backyard is only dirt and lacks shrubs or trees to keep dirt in its place, then you are at risk of erosion due to heavy winds or rain. Retaining walls reduce surface runoff and controlled water drainage helps to prevent flooding of your backyard.
drainage pipes are clogged. It is very important to make sure that pipes are free of leaves or other debris keeping water from flowing out. If heavy rain falls and the drainage pipes are clogged this could cause problems.
If you are thinking of building a retaining wall, make sure you have the help of a professional. While it may seem like an easy task to build a retaining wall, it is very easy to build one improperly if you don’t know what you’re doing. If the material isn’t the proper size, it may not be strong enough to hold back dirt during a heavy rainstorm. It is very important that you hire someone who knows proper sizes and building techniques. We are here to help you at ALL Outdoors!
If you have any questions or concerns about building a retaining wall, drop us a comment, send us a message, or give us a call. We will be happy to answer any of your questions!
By: Hannah Raines
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