Gravity, precipitation and loose soil can cause dangerous erosion around your home and property. Hills and slopes are especially prone to erosion; if not protected, the top layer of soil can become a mudslide in wet conditions. This can cause damage to your property, ruining landscaping and interfering with other structures. One option to restore erosion control is to add retaining walls that can secure slopes or hills to prevent damage.
Retaining walls are built at the bottom of a hill or slope to add support. The wall can be a few feet high for slight slopes, creating an edge to the slope and keeping the soil secure. Walls can also be built several feet high if needed to restrain a hill or create a useable space. For steeper hills, it can be beneficial to use two or three retaining walls, tiered up the slope. This creates better support and each level can be leveled to use for planting to compliment landscape designs.
When installed correctly, retaining walls can last for decades while providing erosion control. These structures can also add beauty and function to your property. Choose wood or natural stone, or interlocking pavers for a modern look. When designed to blend with your landscaping, retaining walls can create an interesting style to improve the overall look of your outdoor space.
If you have hills that have erosion issues, or just want to carve out more useable space from slopes, consider installing retaining walls. Contact a local landscaper that offer retaining wall installation to explore the different options available to control erosion and add beauty to your landscaping around your home.
Posted on behalf of:
Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA 30040