Retaining walls are found around many homes and properties. But chances are, you’ve never really noticed them. Though they are beautiful additions to a property, they serve a fundamental purpose: expanding your useable outdoor living space. A properly-built retaining wall supports the additional architectural items on your property by preventing the land beneath them from sliding downhill. If you have a sloping yard, retaining walls are a great way to level out your yard and avoid erosion. Turning what was once a graded hill into a plateau will slow water runoff and protect your yard from flooding in heavy rainfall. Unsure if you need a retaining wall? Keep reading for some considerations before building.
Fixes Sloped or Multi-Leveled Properties
If you have a sloped or multi-leveled property, you may think certain landscape additions or features are out of your reach, but you could be wrong. A retaining wall to a sloped yard creates a flat portion, opening doors to gardens and other opportunities. This also allows for easier maintenance on the property, which will be helpful for you or any landscaping company. People often use retaining walls to create a slope providing wheelchair access.
Prevents Soil Erosion
When your home is on land without densely packed soil or a lot of roots holding it firm, it can lead to erosion down the road. That can be frustrating when you’ve spent so much time cultivating your yard. A retaining wall with a built-in drainage system will add stability and security to your home. It keeps the water from eroding the soil and thus will keep your home secure.
Increases Your Property Value
If you’re considering selling your home, retaining walls can increase the value of your property. Potential buyers always look for houses requiring little to no fixing up. So, if you have retaining walls on your property, it will be one less thing they have to worry about. In addition to increasing the value of your property, retaining walls can also help you save money in the long run. By preventing erosion and protecting your property from the elements, they can help you avoid costly repairs.
Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.