Retaining Walls Add Utility and Style to Your Property
Not everyone is so lucky to have a mostly level landscape. And rather than leveling your entire property, there are ways to manage slopes and hills: retaining walls. A retaining wall can turn sloped and unusable property into a functional space. Additionally, retaining walls help add structural support to portions of your yard and protect it from soil erosion. Mobeck Lawn & Landscape can show you examples of walls we’ve created and how they can benefit your property.
How to Use Retaining Walls to Your Benefit
As a part of hardscaping, retaining walls allow you to make your yard more functional than ever. Here are a few of the benefits you can expect from installing a retaining wall for your property:
- Prevent Flooding – For stormy seasons, retaining walls can help direct water flow and prevent flooding at low points on your property.
- Protect the Soil – Alongside flood prevention, retaining walls control potential soil erosion. In areas where water can negatively impact the fertility and firmness of your soil, our walls counteract such issues.
- Adds More Usable Space – Steep slopes and inclines render parts of your yard unusable. However, a retaining wall can cut through a slope and provide new functionality and space for your property.
- Aesthetically Pleasing – Retaining walls can be created from various materials, including boulders, bricks, concrete and more. Depending on the materials and design, your wall can positively impact the curb appeal of your home or business.
Retaining Wall Types
Depending on how significantly you want to change your property’s landscape will determine the best type of retaining wall for your purposes. Such types include:
- Gravity Walls – The standard retaining wall. It utilizes the weight of the materials to hold soil back.
- Segmental Walls – Retaining walls placed in segments. Can be curved or straight and have no height limitations when enforced.
- Cantilevered Walls – Retaining walls that reach into the ground to increase their support. These walls are built in the shape of an inverted T.
- Counterfort Walls – These walls are similar to cantilevered but add extra reinforcement by pressing counterforts against the central portion of the wall.
- And More – There are numerous retaining wall designs that each fit the specific needs of the property.
If interested in what retaining walls in Peoria IL can do for your property, give the professionals at Mobeck Lawn & Landscape a call. You can contact us at 309-306-7977 or reach out to us via our online form.