Concrete Retaining Walls
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Home and property owners face a lot of challenges that are simply out of their control. Whether it is rain, wind, or soil erosion, these can all take a toll on a business property or home and weaken the foundation of a property. Returning walls made of concrete are an excellent, weather-resistant, and cost-effective solution to this issue, and they will last for a long time.
First of all, what is a retaining wall?
A retaining wall is a concrete or stone structure built to keep soil, rocks, and landscaping features in place wherever they need some extra support. They are not only functional in the sense that they help prevent soil from getting washed downhill, but they can improve the appearance of your property as well.
Here are a few ways that retaining walls can benefit your business or home:
They prevent soil erosion
Even a little bit of weathering can lead to erosion, especially if your property is at the very top or bottom of a hill. If you don’t keep erosion in check, here are a few things that can happen and cost you more money and time in the long run:
- Rocks and soil block essential features of your property
- Drainage systems blocked
- Weakened structural integrity of the property
A retaining wall keeps soil in place and prevents it from washing away.
They limit the potential for flooding
All homeowners should be cautious of and prepared for flooding. Retaining walls help direct water flow away from your business property or home, prevent moisture from pooling in low spots, and provide a barrier for stopping a flood.
They limit the risk of damaging neighboring properties
The only thing worse than damaging your property is damaging your neighbors’ property in the process. This can lead to legal issues as you might be left responsible for the damage. Not only do some municipalities charge hefty fines for home and property owners who do not maintain their space adequately, but you could end up being held legally responsible should any injuries occur. Ensure you get the necessary retaining walls installed to avoid any of this hassle or liability.
They create more space
Retaining walls can help increase your land’s usability, mostly if you are limited already in terms of hills or steep slopes on your property. You wouldn’t have to worry about water or soil runoff with retaining walls if you were to dig out a large and flat area for building. You can use any space you carve out for many things, such as gardens, outdoor seating, or patios.
They add beauty to your property
Your retaining wall can incorporate spaces for planting flowers and columns, which means they bring some dimension, value, and beauty to your property and not just functionality. We can help you decide from the many materials and customizations we offer to build it.
They save you money
Retaining walls are more than worth the investment because it will save you from the cost of potential damages and upkeep. A concrete retaining wall not only looks attractive, but it will significantly reduce the risk of sinkholes, damaged or fallen landscaping features, mud, collapsed soil, and structures getting rotted due to excess moisture.
Here are a few reasons to choose concrete for your retaining wall:
- You are flexible in terms of design, with the ability to choose from various styles and shades.
- It can be installed quickly
- It is less expensive than a material like natural stone
- Their clean and contemporary aesthetic is suited for both business properties and homes
We hope that this helped you decide on building a retaining wall, but if you have any questions, we are here any time to answer them. If you are looking for concrete contractors who will work hard and work with you to execute the project you envision, give Concrete Contractors Syracuse a call. We proudly serve the Syracuse area, providing our clients with the highest quality and best looking designs imaginable. Contact us today for an estimate at 315-509-9893 and let’s get started!