Although beautiful, can a “Double-Red Knock Out” Shrub Rose help fix the flooding in your basement? No. Your new swale may have stopped rain water from pooling in your yard, but can it “WOW” your in-laws? Our guess is probably not. While these aspects of landscaping and drainage maintenance are certainly important in preserving the atmosphere and structural integrity of your home, the installation of a retaining wall is one of the few landscaping services that can effectively combine aesthetic appeal with drainage-functionality.
Retaining walls are installed when earth needs to be retained in a certain area. This design feature can break up a slope or hill into multiple flat sections that can be used to install a level footpath as well as a beautiful area for flowers and other perennials to overlook your outdoor living area. By carrying a variety of different blocks, our company ensures that you are provided with plenty of options to meet your budget, color, and texture preferences, assuring enjoyment and quality for years to come.
When we excavate the earth to make room for a properly compacted base for your retaining wall, we are often presented with the perfect opportunity to use the excess dirt in a way that benefits your home through the aspect of drainage. By creating a swale behind your new wall, surface runoff can be effectively captured at the base of a sloping yard and moved away from your home (seen in the image below). This will ensure potentially damaging water does not reach your foundation.
If you have any more questions regarding the versatility of retaining walls, feel free to call our office or email us at any time.
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