Retaining Wall Ideas and Installation – Why Choose Us?
When people think landscaping or hardscapes, they often overlook an important element – the retaining wall. This does not need to be a boring aspect, in fact, with the right retaining wall blocks and design they are quite stunning! Are you looking for retaining wall ideas and installation for your residence or business? Then, this blog is for you. Our latest blog at Landscape Solutions and Design dives into everything you need to know about retaining walls. Would you like to request a free quote or do you have more questions on retaining walls? Give us a call today at 336-442-0160 or fill out our contact form and we are happy to assist you.
Retaining Walls – DIY vs. Professional Installation
Like many homeowners, some people find it tempting to complete home projects themselves. While some scenarios – like painting a room – are great and easy DIY projects, not all are a good fit to take on yourself. Retaining walls require a complex installation process and not one that you want to mess up. It also tends to be a dangerous project, especially taller walls, or ones on an incline. Here are some advantages of choosing a professional installation for retaining walls:
- Installers understand all the ins and outs of putting up a retaining wall.
- Safer option than DIY – be sure your contractor is insured!
- Professional design that accounts for any obstacles, such as uneven terrain.
These are merely a few benefits of selecting a professional installation for your retaining wall. Next, we want to discuss various ideas and purposes for retaining walls.
Retaining Wall Ideas & Purposes
While retaining walls might seem like a boring landscaping feature, with the right design and materials they are very beautiful! A few popular ideas for enhancing your retaining wall design are:
- Block type and material
- Shape and form of wall
- Mixing materials
- Incorporate other landscape elements, such as, planters or water features
Check out this article for more unique retaining wall design ideas!
Purpose of a Retaining Wall
If you are already pondering putting up a retaining wall, then you might have some initial ideas on its purpose. However, knowing other purposes of a retaining wall highlights its many advantages. A few reasons for installing retaining walls are:
- Creates privacy
- Reduces erosion
- Separates outdoor spaces
- Provides aesthetic appeal
- Lowers flooding risk
- Decreases need for certain additional landscaping maintenance and clean up
Needs for a retaining wall also will depend on if it is a commercial or residential project. Luckily, at Landscape Solutions and Design we take on both commercial and residential retaining wall projects!
Commercial Vs. Residential Retaining Walls
Both commercial and residential retaining walls have similar purposes and ideas. However, there are a few differences in the why and how of installing those.
Bottom line is always a very important factor for any business owner. Therefore, they do not want to ‘waste’ money on any aspect of their business. This should include their outdoor area and landscaping. If your commercial property is on an uneven elevation, then the risk of unstable soil conditions is high. A retaining wall helps to reduce this risk and avoid future potential landscaping repair costs.
Additionally, the exterior of your business is the first impression a client has of your company. Thus, it is imperative that you have a beautiful entrance and outdoor areas for your business. Retaining walls help achieve this attractive and clean look outside your business.
Often residential retaining walls are meant to create different spaces within a yard for aesthetic appeal. They provide spaces to put plants, mulch, pine needles, and trees while keeping the rest of your yard safe from soil run off and erosion. This also makes for easier landscaping maintenance, whether you maintain the yard yourself or hire professional landscapers.
Another popular choice for residential retaining walls is providing privacy. This is particularly important if your yard is right next to your neighbors, and you plan to spend time in your yard. No one wants to have people looking on while they are trying to enjoy their very own backyard oasis!
Commonly Asked Questions About Retaining Walls
Still have some questions about retaining walls? Never fear, we are also including some popular questions we hear about retaining walls in this blog. If you still have questions after reading through the below FAQ section, then feel free to give us a call at 336-442-0160 and we are happy to answer those for you.
How much does it cost to install a retaining wall?
As with most landscaping projects, retaining walls have no one set cost. The final installation cost varies depending upon a variety of factors. Some of those aspects include:
- Size of retaining wall
- Scope of project
- Other landscaping services added
These are merely a few items that impact your final cost. We provide free quotes on all our services which will help you determine a more exact cost for a retaining wall.
If my property has a slope, can I still build a retaining wall?
Absolutely! Having a sloped property is a great reason to put up a retaining wall. It helps reduce run off and erosion. This type of retaining wall design and installation is more complex though. Therefore, it is important to select a knowledgeable retaining wall installer that understands the right design and install for retaining walls on inclines.
What part of the Piedmont Triad does Landscape Solutions & Design Serve?
We serve the entire Piedmont Triad! A few cities we provide our highly sought-after landscaping services include:
- High Point
- Bermuda Run
Additionally, we also serve several areas outside of the Piedmont Triad, such as, Lake Norman and Charlotte. Our professional landscapers are ready to help you with any of your landscaping or hardscaping needs.
Retaining Wall Ideas and Installation – Call Landscape Solutions & Design Today to Get Started!
Are you done researching retaining wall ideas and installation now? Landscape Solutions and Design is here to help you design and build the right retaining wall for your property and needs. Request a free quote today by calling us at 336-442-0160. We are happy to discuss your unique landscaping needs on the call as well as answer any questions you have for us.