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Building a Retaining Wall

  • 18
  • 06
  • 2015

Is your lawn on a slope? Do you have the need to keep soil from moving? Building a retaining wall might serve a functional purpose for your home.

There are lots of ways to build a retaining wall and have it enhance the aesthetics of your St. Charles area property. Finding the right stones and the right pattern can enhance your outdoor living space. Concrete pavers, brick or stone can each offer a beautiful look with strong durability for building a retaining wall that enhances your outdoor living space as well.

It is important to remember that retaining walls designed to keep soil in place need to be functional first and foremost.

Here are a few of the immediate functions that come from building a retaining wall:

Keeping sloped soil in place – Retaining walls, along with planting shrubbery can be an extremely effective way to keep sloped soil from creating a dry runoff.

Preventing erosion – Building a retaining wall can keep dry soil in place, and prevent the negative effects of erosion.

Preventing flooding – A retaining wall can prevent the threatening flow of a heavy rainfall.

Preventing damage to property – Retaining walls can protect your largest investment from acts of god.

A local St. Charles landscape company can build your retaining wall to ensure it provides the necessary function paired with the attractive aesthetics. They can be an extremely effective way to prevent runoff after a rain.

Retaining walls can sometimes serve an aesthetic purpose. Some are built as buttresses to homes, or as part of the outdoor patio setting. They can have planters built in to beautify the landscaping around your home. 

Are you looking to enhance the look of your St. Charles area home, and possibly prevent it from the elements? Building a retaining wall might be an extremely viable option. Contact us today to start the conversation.