Retaining walls can be made out of many different types of material, including wood, concrete blocks, and, as pictured above boulders.
Retaining walls can be vital to help stabilize a slope. The beautiful foothills here in Southern California are a blessing for local plants and animals, including us, the people. Anyone that has taken a walk through a hilly oak grove knows their beauty. Although not all of us, okay- not most of us, have the good fortune of having an oak grove on our property, however, if we have a slope on our property, something splendid can be done with it. Plants are great for slope soil retention, but sometimes we need more structural security, especially if you house is close to a large slope.
Enter retaining walls. Retaining walls can be made out of many different materials. Some of the more popular materials for retaining walls are concrete garden blocks, concrete cinder blocks, wood, and stone. Each of these material choices has strengths and potential drawbacks (such as increased cost), and one particular material might better fit the aesthetics of your landscape than another.
Having proper water drainage is very important when constructing landscape retaining walls. Without proper drainage, water can collect behind or directly beneath the wall, eventually leading to structural integrity loss.
The construction of properly built retaining walls can be labor intensive, but the benefits are innumerable, adding structural strength and erosion control while increasing the aesthetic appeal of your property.
Contact us today to set up a complementary consultation for your property. We will be happy to write out a plan and build a retaining wall that best fits your needs and budget.