How to Build a Retaining Wall
25 Aug 20
25 Aug 20
Retaining walls are built with a purpose in mind. However, today many retaining walls are seen as a landscaping addition, rather than a soil erosion stopper. Retaining walls are often necessary for various residential and commercial projects in order to prevent soil loss, help improve water drainage, provide usable land, or open up more seating opportunities.
Building a successful retaining wall requires precision. This project is not something that someone can take lightly, or build in a single afternoon. But with a little patience, and some hard work, your yard can prevent future soil erosion and/or add a nice aesthetic to your outdoor living space.
As we’ve discussed, the purpose of a retaining wall stretches beyond creating a nice look for your yard. The main purpose is to protect your land from soil erosion or landslide. You might be a good candidate for this a structural addition if:
A successful retaining wall starts will a level trench. This process begins with deciding the length and width of your future stone wall.
Before laying your first level of stone blocks, it is important to establish a firm foundation.
Next, you begin laying the stone blocks to build up the wall to your needed height.
We are Columbia, Missouri’s leading landscaping provider. If you are in the need of a retaining wall to help prevent soil erosion or to spruce up the look of your yard, we can make it happen!
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