Retaining walls are primarily found in places where extra support is needed to prevent the earth from moving downhill with erosion. Its job is to battle gravity to provide stable land. And although the job of a retaining wall sounds basic, it doesn’t mean that the wall itself must be basic also. Take a look at these ideas for a beautifully designed retaining wall.
A natural stone retaining wall will blend into the surrounding environment with ease. Although it will blend in with ease, its various stone textures and colors will capture attention without distracting from attractive surroundings such as flower beds or gorgeous trees. There are several types of stones to choose from.
Block Retaining Wall with Steps
Stone can be used to create a beautiful retaining wall. Coupled with stone steps, a stone retaining wall can convert a sloping yard into a terraced outdoor oasis. Add a garden to compliment the stone retaining wall for a truly wonderful sight.
Sometimes one just isn’t enough. A double retaining wall is a perfect solution. A double retaining wall, complemented with garden beds, not only looks good but also maximizes the space available for a lawn. A curved double wall will add additional visual appeal that your lawn may lack.
A gabion wall is a type of retaining wall that is created by filling a wire cage with rocks, bricks, or other organic materials. The end result is a heavy-duty stable retaining wall that stabilizes landscaping and prevents erosion. There are multiple sizes and layouts you can choose from, depending on the demands of the space.
Another great material to consider for your retaining wall is pressure-treated pine. Pressure-treated pine is sturdy enough to hold back soil and aesthetically pleasing enough to complement virtually any yard. Consider using the space above it for a mini garden and keeping the space below it clear so you can use it for other purposes.
Wooden blocks, also known as wooden sleepers, give a retaining wall an antique look and feel. Wood blocks can be stacked and layered to provide the structural support needed to efficiently hold back soil and prevent erosion.
Bench and Flowers
Another beautiful retaining wall idea is to carve out a space within the wall for a built-in bench. A built-in bench within your retaining wall not only looks great, but also provides you with a place to sit, relax, and take in nature.
Retaining Water Feature
While retaining walls are known for holding back soil, they can also be used to hold back water. Just like you can have a garden without soil you can have a retaining wall without soil. Adding a water feature to your backyard will help invoke a calming oasis. Accompanied by a retaining wall, rest assured that the water won’t go anywhere.
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North American Deck and Patio is here to help you build a beautifully-designed retaining wall. No matter if you want to build a stone, brick, wood, or an unconventional retaining wall, we can make it happen.