Retaining walls are visually pleasing while providing privacy for your space. Selecting the right materials for your project is key. Like any part of a project, there are many choices including Natural Stone, Boulder Walls, Versa Lok, and Block Walls. Any of these options will fulfill a need in your landscaping project and design. Our team has years of combined experience in designing and installing each type of wall, and can work with you to meet your needs and specifications.
There are many reasons why you may choose to install a retaining wall in your landscape. Retaining walls provide support that helps prevent soil erosion, help you control water runoff, and give you more usable flat space in your landscape. Retaining walls can also be used for aesthetic reasons, such as creating clear visual divisions between different areas or serving as a stylish focal point.
Block Retaining Walls
Block retaining walls are built on a compacted gravel base, which allows them to flex slightly when necessary, but still remain strong. They can be used in many situations, including raising a patio to be above ground level, creating more flat space, and prevent erosion.
Advantages of Block Retaining Walls
- Wide variety of colors and textures available
- Versatile design capabilities
- Easily modified onsite
- Creates smooth curved walls without ugly gaps
- Costs significantly less than mortared walls
- Stable and durable
Natural Stone Retaining Walls
Natural stone retaining walls are a more natural, but more time consuming and difficult type of retaining wall compared to block retaining walls. They are made of stones of assorted sizes that fit tightly together when stacked. To avoid settling later, gravel is compacted into the joints to eliminate any gaps.
Advantages of Natural Stone Retaining Walls
- Various colors and stones available to create a unique look
- Can be used to create a terraced garden
- A more natural look than other options
- Helps enhance other landscaping
- Doesn’t necessarily need mortar as weight holds the stones in place
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Retaining walls are versatile and practical in many landscapes. If you are interested in a retaining wall or aren’t sure if your landscape needs one, the experienced designers at Uniqu-E-Scapes can help you find the perfect custom solution. Schedule your consultation today!