prevent dirt and erosion with retaining walls

There are many areas of a home that even the newest homeowner can make an educated guess at which will need repairs first. Ancient HVAC system? Easy to spot! Water damage in the ceiling? This obviously indicates a problem with the roof or plumbing above. What about the landscaping outdoors? Do you know what to look for to ensure that your landscaping is working to keep your home dry and protected? Any plot of land should have some provisions in place to keep the home safe from the outdoors. A retaining wall is just one of those provisions, but it can be more difficult to see where one would benefit your home, so we have a few tips for you!

  • Is your home on an incline or built into a hill? Large hills are the number one reason you might need a retaining wall (or two or three, depending on the size of the hill!). If your home is on top of the hill, built into it, or at the base of the hill, you’ll want to make sure you have retaining walls in the right areas to prevent dirt and erosion.
  • Does it rain a lot where you live? Rainwater is great for eroding land — after all, the Grand Canyon is the product of erosion! Rainwater always flows downward, which isn’t a problem unless you live at the bottom of a downward elevation. Retaining walls serve to divert the water away from your home and prevent flooding.
  • Looking for more finished space? Even if your hill isn’t terribly steep, retaining walls can serve many purposes to define the space, add style and function, and even provide extra seating.

Do you have a hill that could use a retaining wall? If so, contact us at Greenville Pavers today!