It’s fascinating how homeowners fail to notice what they don’t appreciate. Think of a retaining wall– They are found almost in all homes, around businesses, schools, and other structures, yet, until you need one, probably all your life, you haven’t paid much attention to their importance around the neighborhood.
Strong retaining walls are crucial for structural support. Others are used for visual and aesthetic purposes of beautifying and protect your property.
The following is a closer look at When Should You Build a Hyattsville MD Retaining Wall as an option to beautify your house landscaping.
Any of the following situations arise; you need a call, our retaining wall specialist.
A sliding hill threatens your foundation
When erosion threatens your property’s foundation, either through the soil washing away downhill, or an abrasion from a slope compacting an uphill foundation, you need a retaining wall installed.
Retaining walls are carefully crafted and engineered to foster proper drainage. The structure also protects level slopes vulnerable to erosion and gravity by merely giving them a strong, supported, and vertical quality.
You need a way to control downhill erosion.
A retaining wall is a beautiful idea to prevent and control mountains of erosion material clogging essential areas of your property. Downhill erosion is preventable through, decreasing the angle of a slope. A retaining wall holds back the soil minimizing erosion and its effect on properties.
Downhill property affected by soil erosion
Even if soil erosion isn’t threatening your property now, it could happen under the right conditions, especially with the worrying adverse weather activities resulting from climate change.
For example, an earthquake triggers landslides away from fault lines. A property downhill away from the fault line can suffer erosion effects, but a retaining wall provides the much-needed stability and peace of mind.
Control water runoff
Retaining walls help slow the flow of rainwater, increasing the utility of your gardening and lawn care. In case of polluted street water overflow, making its way to your property can be redirected to the nearby drainage through a water-thirsty retaining wall system. The structure is best incorporated with your rain garden design.
Your property needs extra seating
Your retaining wall is also crucial in providing a flat surface for seating, for example if you wanted a patio or want some flat soil beds for a garden.
Our experts suggest installing the walls to terrace a sloping area-preserving an existing grade.
In case of a driveway or other types of decoration, the patio installation- retaining wall provide the support and level needed. All you need is a design specialist and a skilled landscaper experienced in various forms of retaining walls Montgomery and Howard Counties in Maryland.
East Coast Landscape Design is a well known landscaping partner servicing Maryland homeowners for the last 4 decades. East Coast Landscape Design offers a wide variety of landscape services and installations such as patios, outdoor kitchens, driveways, and retaining walls throughout Maryland.
Also specialize in landscapes and water features that create a sophisticated backyard landscape, a peaceful outdoor room, a garden, or you want to update your existing landscaping. Visit our website for more on:
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