When a retaining wall is installed, it immediately works to stop this erosion from happening. It keeps soil in place and essentially acts as a dam for soil. This is especially important in landscaping beds when you’ve made a big investment in landscape plants and balancing the nutrients in your soil. But they can also help in protecting the area around your home or office from eroding away and causing larger issues with the foundation or other structural problems.
The main reason for installing retaining walls is to help with the prevention of soil erosion. Soil is the first thing to wash away in rain, and if your property has a lot of slopes and differing elevations, your soil will wash away quickly.
Retaining walls can also help to add space to your yard, especially if you’re on a sloped area. They can help level out an area that would otherwise just be a hill. This is done by leveling out the hillside and then inserting the retaining wall to keep the soil in place.
These walls can also aid in flood prevention. Retaining walls, when installed correctly, can help to redirect rainwater and keep it from pooling in one area. Another way these can be used is to help enclose outdoor living spaces so that there is more privacy. They create a privacy barrier that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
They also look great and add depth to your property. Retaining walls are often used to elevate landscaping beds as well, which helps to create a focal point and draw eyes to the landscaping beds. They can also help add value to your home or business property and help increase your curb appeal.
We can install retaining walls on your residential or commercial property located within the areas of Maryland, Washington, Dc, Virginia, and nearby Delaware communities. At Gutierrez constructions, we have many years of experience with designing and installing retaining walls in the area.
Contact us at (240) 386-9472 to set up an initial consultation so we can discuss your needs and plan out a design that will look great and give you the erosion protection your property requires!