Any piece of property is a long term investment. It’s always in our best interests to make sure they are both useful and attractive. The land around your home or business is just as much a part of your property as the main structure. We’re proud to offer Castle Rock landowners help with retaining walls. A retaining wall is a strong, durable structure that alters the shape of your land and makes it far more useful.
A surprising amount of civil engineering know-how goes into the construction of an effective retaining wall. A poorly-designed wall won’t last, and it may end up causing more problems than it solves. This is why it’s important to rely on sound professional expertise when you want to invest in a retaining wall. The knowledge, experience, and skill that you’re looking for don’t come cheap; the cheapest option is rarely the best choice when you want a retaining wall that lasts.
Today’s blog is going to break down some of the most common reasons for building retaining walls. If any of these situations look familiar to you, feel free to get in touch with us today for a free quote.
Note that any given piece of property may have multiple issues at the same time. You may find that a good set of retaining walls is the key to solving several critical problems all at once!
1) Properties That Are All Slopes
If your property features a lot of inclined slopes, you’re probably getting frustrated with owning a lot of space that you can’t actually use. Want to put in a basketball court? Want some off-street parking? Retaining walls can create flat, usable space out of unusable slopes.
2) Your Property Has Erosion Problems
Erosion can be a serious problem if your property is on or adjacent to a slope. Earth could slide down the slope onto your property, or fall out from under your property, endangering the structures on it. When your land is situated such that you have erosion issues, retaining walls may be an absolute necessity to keep your buildings safe. We’d be happy to help you get the erosion protection you need for your home or business!
3) You Have Drainage Problems
On a properly-graded piece of property, rainwater is supposed to flow away from buildings, off the property, and into an appropriate drainage system. If your property has drainage issues, instead, that water can end up flowing into your basement or under your foundation, causing serious stability and undermining problems. Retaining walls are often the most efficient way to correct drainage problems and restore the proper flow of excess water — away from your buildings.
4) You Have An Old Retaining Wall That’s Losing Effectiveness
It’s simply a fact of life that man-made construction can’t hold back nature forever. Your property may already rely on one or more retaining walls. If they’re getting old or they were improperly constructed, they could be putting your property at risk. We see all too many do-it-yourself retaining walls that provide only a small fraction of the strength and reliability our clients are looking for. We would be happy to inspect your existing walls and chart out a path for repairing and/or replacing them.
5) You Want To Terrace A Hill
Some homeowners have landscaping dreams that aren’t compatible with a big, plain hillside. We can use retaining walls to break up a big slope, creating level spaces and terraces that add considerable visual interest. Terraces are also a fantastic gardening opportunity; unleash your green thumb on a series of varied, interesting, intimate spaces!
6) You Want To Add Seating To A Tight Space
In many spaces, the top of a retaining wall lands at the perfect height to sit on. A well-designed retaining wall can provide attractive outdoor seating while also defining new spaces! This is a great way to get the most out of limited square footage. We can even install padding on the top of a retaining wall to make it that much more comfortable as a seat.
Talk To Rockwood Landscaping Co. For All Of Your Retaining Wall Needs
We specialize in transforming the spaces where nature meets civilization. We can help you make your property more beautiful and more valuable in a host of different ways. Ready to get started? Contact us today!