Adding A Retaining Wall To Your Landscape Design
A well constructed retaining wall not only brings a high level of functionality to your landscaping, but can also be visual artwork to enhance your landscape design. With the amount of options available to you as a home owner regarding the materials, designs, as well as placement, it’s a good idea to get some expert advice before moving forwards.
Here we’ll look at some options you’ll have when considering adding a retaining wall to your yard.
1. Functional Options
First and foremost you need to ask yourself why you want a retaining wall installed. Is it simply a matter of visual aesthetics or do you have specific functionality in mind? For example, a hillside in your yard that has problems with mud or sliding during heavy rain storms would do well with a well built concrete or stone wall to ensure no further problems occur. Or are you looking to enhance your landscape with a small garden area that is closed in or mounted with a wall? All things to consider.
2. Material Options
There are many styles of retaining walls and many different material options to consider, each with its own appeal and workability. Most walls are created using a variety of different good looking concrete blocks, namely: full size, flat face, three-way split, tumbled/weathered, solid/semi-solid, and hollow core, to name a few.
3. Design Options
Here is where you’ll need to have a discussion with your landscape contractor as designs can be constructed in a variety of arrays. Some of the most professional and artistic designs include: vertical overlays, gravity design, piling walls, cantilever walls, and anchored walls as well as others. Choosing the right one will depend on what you’re looking to accomplish with the wall as well as other obstacles to discuss with your local professionals.
Because of the use of specialized machinery and a whole lot of heavy lifting, be sure to look thoroughly into a contractor before you hire them. Can you get help with designs? How artistic is their past work? After all, if you’re going to add something of this stature to your landscaping, you want it done right. For the best Retaining Walls Rockland County NY, look no further than the largest and most respected contractor in the area for over 25 years, Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815