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Consider These Four Benefits of Retaining Walls

Jul 24, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Are there areas of your yard that are difficult to deal with? You may have sloping hills that are difficult to mow or huge puddles whenever it rains. When considering landscaping improvements, you may want to consider building a retaining wall.

A retaining wall can improve the look and functionality of your outdoor space. Here are four benefits of retaining walls for you to consider.

1. Natural Disaster Damage Prevention

If you live in an area prone to flooding, a retaining wall can protect your property from water damage. Heavy storms can cause unsightly pockmarks from soil erosion. If the soil collapses, it can cause structural damage to your home's foundation. By building a retaining wall, you can protect land from sliding away and collapsing your home.

Another issue that homeowners may face is sinkholes. Sinkholes can grow exponentially in a short period and may create massive damage. Retaining walls help prevent sinkholes by keeping water pools from forming, saving you from expensive repairs to your home or other structures on your property. A retaining wall will also protect your porch or patio from wind and sun damage.

2. Enhances Yard Space

Retaining walls can enhance the space in your yard to make it more enjoyable. A retaining wall creates privacy from nearby neighbors and cars passing by. Hills are transformed into raised beds for flowers, trees, or growing vegetables. A short retaining wall can give seating space for entertaining guests. It can also create a backyard patio or enhance the look of your driveway.

A retaining wall can also flatten out slopes and hills in your yard, making it easier for you to mow the grass and perform other landscaping duties. Retaining walls transform areas that are hard to access into attractive features of your landscape.

3. Increased Property Value

Your home's exterior is the first thing that potential buyers will see when looking at your home. A retaining wall can provide a great first impression by making your yard more visually appealing. Prospective buyers may be willing to pay more because they'll have a fantastic yard for entertaining that needs little maintenance.

4. Easy Maintenance

Once a retaining wall is built, there's not much you need to do to take care of it. It can resist most weather conditions. If any cracks or gaps should appear, they can be repaired easily at an affordable cost. You may want to have your retaining wall professionally inspected to spot any potential issues before becoming serious.

Retaining walls are also environmentally friendly, and there is an abundance of different materials from which you can choose. Retaining walls are an ideal solution for solving almost any type of landscape problem.

If you’re looking to build a retaining wall for your property, contact one of our representatives at Renaissance Development. We specialize in building and restoring retaining walls. Give us a call today to receive more information.


Renaissance Development, a leader in brick restoration and historic preservation, specializes in the restoration of a historic brick building’s mortar joints using traditional methods (tuckpointing) and materials. Contact us for a free site visit and project quote.

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