Three Reasons to Build a Retaining Wall

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A retaining wall is not just a functional element of landscaping a property. It can also be added to a hardscape design for aesthetic reasons when you want to give your property a new look. You can add contour to your landscape, for instance, or build a bigger play area for your kids using a well-placed and designed retaining wall. Retaining walls will also help you to create a larger level area to add other structures such as a patio or a swimming pool.

What is a Retaining Wall?

A retaining wall is a concrete, stone or wood structure that shores up the edge of an elevated section of your property. It keeps rocks and soil in place. There are several types of retaining walls, including anchored walls, gravity walls and cantilever walls, among others.

Reasons Why You Should Build a Retaining Wall

1. Aesthetics
This is perhaps one of the most popular reasons why people contract with Viking to install a retaining wall. A retaining wall is not only functional but beautiful as well. It adds visual appeal to your yard or patio, which improves your living experience, and increases the value of a property. They can also form a beautiful backdrop for flowers and shrubs planted along them.

2. Prevent Landscape Erosion
Earth is always in motion. Gravity pulls it down. Houses and foundations add weight that might compress a property’s soil. Rain and other water sources shift and settle it. Retaining walls keep the soil from moving, leaving your landscape intact and preventing unwanted movement.

3. Create Space
Installing a retaining wall (or walls) in your backyard aids in creating more space for softscape and hardscape design, this is especially true with steeply sloped properties where retaining walls can help to create more level space for gardening and recreation. The space created allows you to add more structures such as a patio, a swimming pool or expanded play area. Whatever your design needs, if you have a contoured lot a retaining wall will help you create the look and space you want.

For Affordable Retaining Walls, Contact Viking Pavers Services in the Bay Area Today!

Prices for a retaining walls project vary depending on your landscaping goals. That’s why Viking Pavers always performs a consultation before providing an estimate on the project. We then provide a detailed estimate for our recommended solutions. Retaining walls can be the whole job, or part of a larger project. Call us at (800) 941-1014 or check us out online to see our other services such as installing stone-paver driveways, patios, fire pits and outdoor kitchens.