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Why Add A Retaining Wall

You may be wondering, “What’s the purpose of a retaining wall?”.

Well in fact, there are a few main reasons that installing a retaining wall can improve your sloped yard.

Erosion Protection

A retaining wall is a structure that holds back the soil behind it. There are many types of materials that can be used to build retaining walls such as concrete blocks, poured concrete, treated wood, rocks or boulders. All have different lifespans but serve the purpose of retaining the soil and protecting your yard from erosion. Erosion is a natural but potentially destructive process in which soil is washed away. This can have the strength to damage trees, shrubs, driveways, or even your home. Additionally, a retaining wall can take unusable, sloping hillsides and create more usable flat space for your yard.

Added Curb Appeal

Other than their functionality, retaining walls can be a beautiful addition to your property. A retaining wall can provide stability to a hillside, while creating a beautiful element to a sloping landscape. They serve as a stunning focal point and stage for your landscaping. Even though a retaining wall serves more of a functional than aesthetic purpose, we build with an attention for detail all while using the highest quality materials.

Improve Drainage

Retaining walls can also be used to direct the flow of water into and away from certain areas. They support the soil and reduce the speed that water travels on the surface at the same time, preventing erosion in the process. Other than that, channels and drainage pipes can also be integrated into the wall’s construction to provide even greater measures for proper drainage and water control.

Who to Hire For Retaining Wall Installation In The Twin Cities Metro?

Hiring the people who mow your lawn to engineer and install your retaining wall could be a costly mistake. Our professional team can pre-engineer structural walls and we include geotechnical engineers in the process to ensure the walls we build will last a lifetime.  Reach out to the pros at Exterior Enterprises to discuss your options, the process, and to get a quote!

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