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Improve Your Home with a Retaining Wall!

Owning a home has many advantages. In addition to having something that is actually yours, you can really do whatever you want with it. There are no landlords to tell you that you can’t put holes in the walls or change the paint colors or do anything else. All of the d├ęcor and design is completely up to you. If you can dream it (and have the budget for it), basically the sky is the limit. However, being a homeowner does come with responsibilities.

If you want things to continue to be in great shape, there are certain things you need to take care of. Specific areas of your home, such as your heating system, need regular care and maintenance. But there are also places outside of your home that require just as much attention. If your home is sitting on hilly land, it is important that you keep a close eye on things. It may not be very evident, but soil can shift and move, particularly on uneven ground. This is where a retaining wall can be very helpful.

How Does a Retaining Wall Work?

A retaining wall is designed to hold soil back and to prevent it from becoming a problem. And it does not come already built and just installed in a yard. A retaining wall is customized for the specific terrain it will be used for. Really no two retaining walls are alike.

What are the Different Retaining Wall Options?

While the main purpose of a retaining wall is function, it can also be very decorative. When deciding which type of retaining wall you should use in your yard, there are a variety of different things to think about. The first thing to consider is the material. Because a retaining wall has to be strong and durable, you will need a hard material like stone, brick, or wood. Then there is the size and shape. Once the actual soil is addressed, the rest is up to you.

One of the best parts of a retaining wall is that it can look great. While it is playing an important role in your yard, it will not just seem like it is there to be functional. One way to do this is by adding different vegetation components, such as flowers, plants, and bushes. A retaining wall will not only improve your property, it has the ability to enhance your home. It is the perfect combination of form and function.

If have noticed an area of your land that looks troubling or you think there could be an issue in the future, all you have to do is get in touch with Landscape Solutions & Design. For almost 10 years, we have been working with homeowners in the Triad area and helping them with their landscaping needs. If a retaining wall is what you need, our design specialists will talk to you about your options and figure out the best possible solution.