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4 Great Features of a Retaining Wall

4 Great Features of a Retaining Wall

A retaining wall is functional, stylish, and versatile!

Retaining walls are functional, stylish, and versatile. They can be used for anything from a cosmetic change to keeping flooding away from your home. A retaining wall is totally customizable to fit whatever you may need it for. The possibilities are endless!

Increase Property Value

Most improvements you make to your home will increase its value, so it should be no surprise that a retaining wall can do this as well. A retaining wall is an attractive garden addition. You can separate different types of plants within the same section of your garden.

Design Flexibility

Besides all of the different choices for materials you can use to build your retaining wall, there are also several different ways it can be constructed.

  • Gabion wall- metal mesh is filled with stones and bent to fit whatever shape is needed.
  • Dry stack wall- made of stone but without mortar, so the stones are movable.
  • Traditional stone and mortar wall- made of stone and mortar, so it is sturdy and durable.

…and more!

Durable and Easy to Care For

Once a retaining wall is constructed, there is very little that needs to be done to maintain it. In the case of dry stack walls, there’s only the occasional moving around of stones. Retaining walls are very low maintenance. Once they’re built, that’s pretty much all that needs to be done. Retaining walls are meant to stand up so harsh conditions, so it is very rare for one to require repair. Most retaining walls are made from materials that can be sourced from relatively close by, so they’re accustomed to the local weather conditions. A retaining wall is a great investment in your home, because it’s stylish and functional, and won’t require lots of time or expensive repairs.

Highly Functional

When constructed properly, a retaining wall can withstand quite a bit of weight. A retaining wall will prevent soil erosion and water damage for years to come, with very little maintenance and few problems. Is some or all of your yard on a slope? Build a retaining wall to keep soil erosion from becoming a problem. If your home is at the bottom of a hill, you can build a retaining wall to prevent flooding.

Retaining Walls from Atlantic Maintenance Group

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