Are You Considering Getting A Retaining Wall?
Are You Maybe Unsure What *Exactly* They’re Used For?
Then you’ve come to the right place! Today, we’re talking about what a retaining wall is, the benefits of having one, and whether or not you should add a retaining wall to your property.
I’m sure you’re wondering what a retaining wall is.
To put it simply, it’s a wall that’s used to hold back water, dirt, and rocks. It was, and still is, used in a utilitarian way. It can help with erosion, flooding, and other elemental shifts. There are many different types of retaining walls that come in all shapes and sizes. However, as time has changed, so has the use of retaining walls. Many of them are used for aesthetic purposes, instead.
Alright, but what are the benefits?
I know, you’re probably trying to figure out how it can be useful to you and your property. If you’re in need of structural support due to the hilly land of Georgia, then retaining walls can come in handy. They provide safety to your house and backyard from sliding dirt or water. Many people that have a pool in the backyard benefit from a retaining wall because it helps keep their pool cleaner and can add a beautiful backdrop to their backyard.
Like mentioned above, retaining walls are more than just helpful with controlling falling dirt and whatnot, it comes in handy in the functionality arena, too. Sometimes outdoor seating is hard to come by, especially when you’re throwing a BBQ party! Shorter retaining walls can double as extra seating or even a serving area for your burgers, BBQ, and sides; this way you can save money on patio chairs!
Do I need a retaining wall?
Sometimes people only want something they absolutely need, we get that! So if you’re unsure if your backyard is in need of a retaining wall, consider this:
- Are you looking to control down-hill erosion that is clogging areas of your property?
- Is your home downhill from soil-fault lines?
- Worried about your foundation’s well-being because of a sliding hill?
- Looking to add a beautiful touch to your backyard that also adds privacy?