Category Archives: Retaining Walls

Retaining Wall

 

Retaining walls are stabilizing structures that are used for holding back earth. There are many reasons for building these structures, some of which include preventing erosion, aesthetic purposes, and stabilizing sloped yards.

Preventing Soil Erosion: A retaining wall can be used to prevent soil from being washed away, through erosion. The wall prevents rainwater or water from irrigation activities from washing off soil from your property.

Stability: Landscaping a sloped garden poses a great challenge. The sloping causes lateral pressure that may lead to the movement of soil downwards. You need to build a retaining wall, which will redistribute and accommodate this pressure, and thus allow you to landscape without the soil sliding downwards.

Visual Interest: In order to create a visually appealing landscape design, you may need to build a retaining wall to hold back earth. For instance, you may use the walls to create an artificial hill to enclose your garden, or create a usable surface area that you can implement your landscaping ideas.

The retaining walls can be built using a wide variety of materials. At Artisan we are specialists in building retaining walls using concrete pavers or natural stone, which can be matched to walkway materials for a cohesive look.