Stone Retaining Wall Installation & Design
Retaining walls are a functional and aesthetic addition to the outdoors and they can form a significant part of the external landscape. If your outdoor space needs a degree of bordering or added organization, establishing retaining walls with defined edges is recommended. A great option for creating retaining wall borders is with decorative bricks. These bricks come in varying colors and patterns. Apart from defining the border of the retaining walls, they also help to modify its overall shape. For instance, slightly curved decorative brick borders can be used to alter the contours of square-shaped retaining walls. Another recommended material is natural stone blocks. Using unpolished natural stones with coarse surfaces gives your border a very earthy appearance; the decorative borders establish a contrasting, formal-looking design element. These beautiful barriers also make inviting spots to sit and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends!
Although retaining walls look like simple stacked stone, block, or timber, they’re actually carefully engineered systems that wage an ongoing battle with gravity. They restrain saturated soil that would otherwise slump and/or slide away from a foundation or damage the surrounding landscape. Especially for large builds, a professional Green
landscape engineer can ensure that these formations will last.