Sometimes, the way to get an affordable piece of property is to go with one that is far from level, but that can pose some challenges in terms of utilizing it well and avoiding erosion and flooding. A popular solution is to create terraces using retaining walls. By creating various level areas as you work your way up the hill, you gain functionality and resolve problems.
- Drainage – A steep hill takes on as much rain as a flat area, but it doesn’t allow the rain to drain into the ground. You can end up with very soggy areas at the end of the hill and if you don’t keep up with proper groundcover, you could face mud and flooding. When you have retaining walls installed with drainage worked into it, your problems are solved.
- Function – While you can plant groundcover and some other landscaping on a hillside, when you have multiple flat areas because of terraced retaining walls, you have more opportunities. The flat areas can be as narrow or as wide as you need them to give you space for whatever you want. Some people even use these areas to grow food for their family. With steps incorporated, you can get to the various levels easily and put in other features, such as sitting areas.
- Aesthetics – Retaining walls with terraces can provide a nice, formal appearance, which you may find more appealing than a simple hill. By the time you add landscaping, you can get the result you desire.
- Value – The use of retaining walls to conquer a steep hill is also going to add value to your property.
If you would like to know more about retaining walls for conquering a steep hill or for any other purpose, give us a call at Greenville Pavers. Our team of industry professionals has over 75 years of combined commercial and residential construction experience, so we are confident we can provide you with the results you envision.