Even though stone or brick are the traditional style for retaining walls, you need to ask the question:
Are these really the best materials for the job?
The whole purpose of a retaining wall in residential areas is to correct the natural slope of the ground. You need a level area for gardening.
Retaining walls need a huge amount of strength, endurance and also be weather resistant. This enables you to have a lot more use of your property.
Over the years as concrete retaining walls came into being, it may be the best material for the job.
Let us take a look at some advantages:
1. Choice: You can choose between 3 basic structures. concrete blocks, precast concrete panels, or poured-in-place concrete.
2. Strength: Concrete is extremely strong.
3. Durability: Concrete walls often last for a century or more.
4. Ease of Installation: Usually faster and easier to install than labour intensive masonry structures.
5. Aesthetic Beauty: Colour can be added during the manufacturing process so that you have a long lasting beautiful wall.
6. Low Maintenance: Cleaning about once a year, plus checks for cracks or wear and tear which are easily repaired.
7. Affordability: As the cost is mid-range, it gives you an outstanding cost-benefit ratio.
The only disadvantage of Concrete Retaining walls is that it is NOT a feasible do-it-yourself project.
Your best option in all respects is to get a professional to install your walls with effective support and adequate draining.
This will ensure that your wall will be long-lasting and will give you the aesthetic beauty you require to add value to your property and make a good impression.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at Country Wide Walling to speak to one of our consultants to discuss your requirements, or to request a free quotation.