Retaining Walls Colorado Springs
A retaining wall is used primarily to level out an uneven area or a sloped yard in a garden, backyard or front yard. What a homeowner should understand about retaining wall design is the structure of the wall, as well as the material used for the wall, can have a huge impact on the aesthetic appeal of his/her home.
In fact, the retaining wall could be made a focal point of your landscaping design, with aesthetics that compliments your home and surrounding landscaping.
Quality Retaining Wall Can Hold Tons of Earth
A good retaining wall will easily hold back the earth and soil positioned behind it without fail. The fact that the wall will be literally holding back tons of earth means your retaining wall should be built according to proper engineering principles so that it is structurally sound.
Retaining Walls not a DIY Project
Building a retaining wall should not be treated as a DIY project, but should always be left to the professionals. There are many factors that could affect the construction of a retaining wall such as yard drainage, the height of the wall, slope of the yard, and the materials used for the building the wall.
All of these things should be taken into consideration when you are planning to build a wall that is aesthetically appealing as well as serves the intended purpose of the retaining wall.
The retaining wall may be positioned at a specific location in your yard which could serve as a focal point in the garden. If not, you may plan for tiered walls to turn the sloped area into an aesthetically appealing landscaping design. The size of the retaining wall would depend on the level of ground and slope in your yard. It should be positioned where the soil requires being stopped from running off.
The design and the selection of the construction materials are important to determine the finished layout of the retaining wall, not to mention the look and feel of the wall.
Many Materials Available
There are a wide variety of materials to choose from when building a retaining wall. The most popular materials include interlocking pavers, stone veneer, stacked stone, and poured concrete. Although some homeowners use wood for an inexpensive retaining wall, wood will not stand up to most of the weather elements in the long run.
Engineering and building quality, long-lasting retaining walls is not an easy task. There are so many architectural and engineering factors to consider when building a retaining wall that works with your home’s landscaping and appearance requirements.
In addition, there is also the aesthetic appearance of the finished retaining wall to be taken into account. Furthermore, if you plan to construct a retaining wall in your garden or yard, you really should call a highly experienced landscaping professional who can get the job done right.
Talk to Four Seasons Landscaping About Your Project
Four Seasons Landscaping has been designing and building quality and cost-effective retaining walls in Colorado Springs for years. Click HERE to see some of the projects we’ve built for Colorado Springs customers over the years.
If you’d like to discuss a retaining wall for your own home of business, please give us a call at (719) 266-1141 or use the handy form at the right of this page!