Retaining Walls For Erosion Control. Most people think of retaining walls as utilitarian to hold back soil. They are necessary in sloped landscapes where water runoff causes hillside erosion. Retaining walls need to be carefully engineered so they can restrain heavy saturated soil that could damage your foundation or your landscape. They need to be designed with good drainage, and to handle the hillside they need to hold back.
Retaining Walls as Landscape Design Element. Retaining walls can also be added to your landscape to add interest and define multi-use spaces. They make additional areas to sit, and can increase usable yard space by terracing sloped yards.
Retaining walls don’t have to be straight. Curved retaining walls can add interest and texture to your landscape. The most common types of retaining walls are made from interlocking blocks; stacked stone, brick, timber and concrete.
Landscape Connection has been building and repairing retaining walls in Denver Metro Area homes since 1982. Call us today for a free consultation, and let us discuss with you how we design and construct your home’s retaining wall.