When Is A New Retaining Wall A Good Fit?
With so many options to choose from when organizing your home landscaping this spring, a retaining wall can make a great looking and functional addition to your outdoor space. Here we’ll look at some of the most obvious if not under used ideas you should be considering for any stone work or masonry projects this year.
1. Form or Function? Both?
Retaining walls have traditionally been made with many materials and for many different reasons. From basic brick or stone walls to advanced walkway siding, you should be considering both form and function when it comes to this sort of project. Understanding the layout of the landscape such as water/rain flow, differences in elevation, and positioning should all be factors you consider before laying out a specific plan.
2. Natural stone? Cut stone? Brick? Blue stone? Other options?
This will depend on the first part, both form and function. Different types of materials can or cannot be used for a wide range of reasons. For example, a wall that uses natural stone will be naturally more porous with gaps that allow water flow to pass through, however this could be a problem down the road depending on volume and erosion. What looks better with your home’s architecture? What looks better with the surrounding wilderness or woods if there is any? You should be looking to work with the environment not boldly against it.
3. Masonry Specialists
These sorts of projects require a fair bit of planning, training, and experience to pull off correctly. Knowing how to work with rain runoff as opposed to simply overlooking it, soil densities based on moisture levels, root structures, pipes and electric lines, as well as proper insurance are an absolute must. This mean you should be looking to work only with a specialized landscaping company who is known for their masonry handiwork.
With even just a few minutes of researching online or from your neighbors in the community you can find a great retaining wall specialist. For the best in Landscaping Design West Nyack NY, look no further than 30 years of local expertise with Pro Cut Landscaping and get a free project estimate today. 845-727-8815