You love your home, and although it has sentimental value, you are also conscious of ways to increase its market value. Building a retaining wall is one way to accomplish this, while keeping the stability of your land in tact.
Many people don’t know when they are in need of a retaining wall or even what a retaining wall is. A retaining wall is found where extra support is needed to prevent the earth from moving downhill with erosion. Essentially, Retaining Walls battle gravity for you. They can also…
Provide useable land: Retaining walls can be used to level out areas. A retaining wall can create terraces of usable land on slopes.
Manage water runoff: Retaining walls can help slow the flow of rainwater. Based on the location, your retaining wall can stop water getting into places while looking aesthetically pleasing. This can increase the utility of your gardening and lawn care.
Provide Extra Seating: Depending on the design of your retaining wall or where it is located, it can provide more services than anticipated. It may prove to be a popular place to sit for guests or family.
When you might need a Retaining Wall
- You need a way to control downhill erosion. If mountains of erosion materials are clogging important areas on your property, adding a retaining wall can help.
- Your home is downhill from soil fault lines. In an earthquake, land typically slides away from fault lines. If your home is located downhill from a fault line, a retaining wall can provide stability and peace of mind.
- Your foundation is threatened by a sliding hill. Erosion can threaten your home’s foundation. If the soil around a downhill foundation is washing away, or erosion from a slope is compacting an uphill foundation, a retaining wall can help.
Retaining walls are an important aspect of any home but make sure you hire the right people to build it for you. With over 25 years renovating homes across the GTA, we can help bring your dreams to reality!
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