Retaining & Retention Walls
The retention wall or retaining wall is a hardscape feature that is commonly used in landscaping for decoration purposes. At first, retention walls were used as structural support in cases where land movements were getting out of hand. That is to say when you are living uphill or your home is located on the steep slopes, then using the retention wall was a necessity. They were used to hold back soil in farmland. Up to these days, we often see the implementation of retention walls in the farming sector.
Retention walls can be constructed with different materials. These include stones, bricks, and even wood in some cases though the use of wood is rare because of their structural weaknesses. Today, we are not talking about the retention walls used by farmers in your neighborhood. Even though the concept is the same, landscaping retention walls are more inclined towards the beauty of your yard. They are also used here to offer support to a mass of earth that is above them, but the designers should have more than just the strength of the wall while designing it. Different materials and designs can be used to achieve that required finish.
Where can you use retention walls in your yard?
The very obvious places where these structures are useful flowerbeds. Flowerbeds have fine soil that can be easily carried away by runoffs. This will not only destroy your flowerbed but will cause a lot of mess in your yard as the soil can be deposited on your lawn or pathways. To curb this, retention walls are constructed around the flowerbeds to control soil erosion and hold the soil in place, It also helps to conserve water and makes flower watering much easier.
If your home is located on rugged land, then there is no need for uniform leveling. Leveling will make the landscape look great, yes, but it is expensive and may weaken many structures in the yard. The trees may get tampered with, and even your foundation may be at great risk. Instead, retention walls can be used to create lovely features on your property. Having a lawn with different layers and stepped walkways in itself is heartwarming. It can quickly be the center of focus in your home.
Just like any other hardscapes, retention walls are one-time investments that need no maintenance after installation. However, retention of wall constructions requires great expertise. Are you ready to transform your yard with these structures? If yes, then Desoto Professional Landscapers & Outdoor Living Designs is ready to offer you hardscaping services that you can trust. We have experienced landscapers who have installed retention walls in different homes under different conditions. We are not scared of the topography of the land. Once you hire us, the work will be done to meet your requirements.
Contact us today for more information. We are ready to discuss with you your landscaping ideas and offer necessary services. We have experience in anything landscaping and we are available at any time.
There are so many areas or regions where we offer these services with most of them being cities. However, if you need any of these services, you need to contact us. The list below comprises the areas where we offer these services.