Why Retaining Walls Are Needed

In our area of Tennessee, we have gorgeous sloping hills that contribute to the scenery and help to differentiate our properties. However, those sloping hills also mean that our residential and commercial properties may need to have retaining walls put in.

Here are some reasons why retaining walls are important for your property located in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, Hendersonville, and nearby areas.

Retaining Walls Can Help Prevent Erosion on Your Property

This retaining wall was constructed in Mt. Juliet to help prevent erosion.

The main reason for installing retaining walls is to help with the prevention of soil erosion. Soil is the first thing to wash away in rain, and if your property has a lot of slopes and differing elevations, your soil will wash away quickly.

When a retaining wall is installed, it immediately works to stop this erosion from happening. It keeps soil in place and essentially acts as a dam for soil. This is especially important in landscaping beds when you’ve made a big investment in landscape plants and balancing the nutrients in your soil. But they can also help in protecting the area around your home or office from eroding away and causing larger issues with the foundation or other structural problems.

Retaining Walls Are Great for Functional & Aesthetic Purposes

Retaining walls can also help to add space to your yard, especially if you’re on a sloped area. They can help level out an area that would otherwise just be a hill. This is done by leveling out the hillside and then inserting the retaining wall to keep the soil in place.

These walls can also aid in flood prevention. Retaining walls, when installed correctly, can help to redirect rainwater and keep it from pooling in one area. Another way these can be used is to help enclose outdoor living spaces so that there is more privacy. They create a privacy barrier that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

They also look great and add depth to your property. Retaining walls are often used to elevate landscaping beds as well, which helps to create a focal point and draw eyes to the landscaping beds. They can also help add value to your home or business property and help increase your curb appeal.

Materials Commonly Used for Retaining Walls

This retaining wall in Lebanon extends space and helps prevent erosion.

Retaining walls can be constructed from different materials. At Master’s Landscape Design, we will work with you to choose materials that are sturdy and also complement the exterior of your property. Common materials that are used for retaining walls include granite, sandstone, limestone, stone blocks, concrete blocks, clay bricks, and more.

These materials are strong and durable and will last for many years. They will not require much maintenance at all during their lifespan.

Are you looking to change up your property with a retaining wall?

We can install retaining walls on your residential or commercial property located within the areas of Mt. Juliet, Franklin, Nashville, and nearby Tennessee communities. At Master’s Landscape Design, we have many years of experience with designing and installing retaining walls in the area. Contact us at (615) 288-2052 to set up an initial consultation so we can discuss your needs and plan out a design that will look great and give you the erosion protection your property requires!