Retaining walls are often found in places where extra support is needed to prevent the soil from moving downhill with erosion. They can provide usable land by providig level area in your yard making landscaping easier. They manage to runoff the water flow preventing it from going in garages, basements, and your lower house levels; avoiding any water damage to your foundation.
Consider a retaining wall:
- If your land is in a slope, would give you more use of your land
- A way to control downhill erosion
Types of Retaining Walls
- Interlocking blocks: (These are great because they serve a dual purpose they serve as a functional production and are a great decorative feature.)
- Timber Walls: (Least expensive wall, but keep in mind it might not last as long since the moisture in the soil can weaken the timber after a while.)