Retaining walls are an excellent way to level a sloped yard and prevent erosion, but they don’t have to be an eyesore. In fact, depending on the material you use to build your retaining wall, it can be an attractive hardscape that blend with your overall landscape design or compliments the style of your home. At Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping, we encourage clients to know their options when it comes to designing and building their retaining wall.
When choosing a material for your wall, you’ll need to consider the following:
- Materials and style already used on the outside of your home or other hardscapes on your property to compliment aesthetics
- Your climate and need for durability
- Cost per square foot to accommodate your budget
- Safety of the material if you have small children
- Need for functionality beyond erosion control (more seating?)
- The location, size and/or height of your wall
Types of Retaining Wall Materials
So what exactly are your options when learning that you need to build a retaining wall on your property? You may be surprised at the wide variety of materials that can be used, including the following:
- Poured Concrete
- Dry Stone/Boulder
- Stone Veneer
As with any other hardscape construction, there are pros and cons to each material used in building a retaining wall. At Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping, we are happy to discuss the material that best meets your needs, budget and style. Our team can also repair or replace existing retaining walls to maintain your landscaping design. We promise to use quality materials for all our hardscape projects because we stand behind our work.
Book your retaining wall consult in Cumming today.