The installation of a retaining wall can be beneficial for several different reasons. Retaining walls help to prevent moisture and heavy rain fall from traveling to undesirable places in your lawn (or often into your home), prevent erosion, and help to define your lawn and make it look complete.
One of the main reasons why people decide to install a retaining wall is to fight soil erosion. This problem can cause problems on your land and in your home. By installing a wall, these issues can be easily prevented. This is one way to add fantastic, yet functional, curb appeal to your property.
Another good reason to consider installing a retaining wall is if your property includes a steep slope. Often, slopes are so
steep that it makes its nearly impossible to access or tend to your landscaping. The addition of a wall, or several small walls, can break the slope into several sections, making access much easier. With an improved slope you will see a landscape that is not only easier to manage but also more aesthetically pleasing. This will also help with drainage problems and water damage to your home and lawn.
Retaining walls are most commonly used for practical reasons, but they can also be installed for aesthetic purposes such as contouring the land. This can be useful if for you would like to section off an area of your yard for a different type of garden, a secluded water feature, or a swing set for your children. In this case, a retaining wall will actually help stabilize and level the land in addition to increasing your home’s curb appeal and value.