Hire a Landscaping Professional to Build Your Retaining Wall

Published on: February 28, 2012

One of the features that you might need to add to your yard is a retaining wall. A well-constructed retaining wall is both functional and beautiful.  This is one of those jobs best left to an experienced landscaping professional.

Designing and building a retaining wall takes special know-how, and if you try to do it yourself you could wind up with a much bigger mess than you bargained for.  It’s even possible that you or a family member could be injured by a collapsed retaining wall.

When you are choosing a landscaper, make sure that he or she has experience with designing and building retaining walls. It is always a good idea to ask for some references, as well as some photos of other retaining walls that the landscaper has built for previous customers.

Experience is important because different types of retaining walls are going to work better for different types of lawns and gardens, and it is vital that your landscaper knows which type of retaining wall will work best for you.

You should expect your landscaper to go over your options with you and to let you have the final say when it comes to the look and appearance of the wall.  However, your landscaper will have the final say on how the wall is to be constructed. While the aesthetics may be your primary concern, you still have to think about the practicality of the wall and its ability to hold back thousands of pounds of earth.  Depend on your landscaper to ensure the strength and structural integrity of your retaining wall.

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