5 tips for a modern concrete retaining wall

Building a stunning landscape is the goal of every homeowner and home renter. You want the outside of your home to be just as inviting as the inside. One landscaping design to use is a modern concrete retaining wall.

A retaining wall can add value, beauty, and style to the perimeter of your home.

If you want a retaining wall for your home, contact the landscaping specialists at Westside Grounds. We can help you put your concrete wall ideas into action.

What Is a Concrete Retaining Wall?

A retaining wall is a structure built around a property. It can be considered a wall, usually a few feet high. Concrete is a common material used to construct a retaining wall.

There are different types of concrete to use for your retaining wall. Our specialists examine your landscape, learn about your goals, and review your budget to determine the appropriate type of concrete for your retaining wall.

What Are Five Concrete Retaining Wall Tips?

Here are five tips for your concrete retaining wall ideas.

#1 Build Your Retaining Wall with Irrigation in Mind

You can use a concrete retaining wall to promote irrigation and watering of all your greenery. Retaining walls are an asset for hilly landscapes and uneven terrains. They can prevent water from running downhill, depriving upper greenery of water and nutrients. 

At the same time, a retaining wall can direct water away from your home. This strategy can prevent flooding in your home. It also can stop water accumulation on your lawn and landscape, which can be a breeding ground for fungus growth and insects like mosquitoes.

#2 Control Soil Erosion with a Retaining Wall

Soil erosion can happen when dirt is loose in the ground. A rainstorm or a windy day can cause the soil to erode. Even water from sprinklers can cause erosion.

A  retaining wall can prevent this soil erosion from happening. It can keep the soil in place.

This prevents the soil from falling, possibly onto a neighbor’s property, which can cause significant damage to life and property.

#3 Add Flowers and Greenery Near Your Retaining Wall for Beauty and Value 

In addition to the practical functions it serves, a modern concrete retaining wall can also add elegance and value to your property. You can add flowers and rich greenery to the soil your retaining wall surrounds.

These additions can increase your property’s value and add to curb appeal.

#4 Check Community Regulations Before You Build Your Retaining Wall

All communities and cities have different regulations. You might need city permission or community approval to install a retaining wall. Also, make sure that your retaining walls won’t interfere with your neighbor’s property.

#5 Build Layered Retaining Walls

Instead of building one retaining wall, you can construct more than one. The walls would be shorter. However, they would each carry less soil, decreasing the soil each wall needs to support. This new division ensures stability.

Layered retaining walls can also be more visually pleasing than one large wall.

What Are the Benefits of a Concrete Retaining Wall?

There are various materials available to construct retaining walls. However, concrete has many advantages such as the following:

  • Low cost. Concrete is not very expensive. Therefore, it is a good option if you are on a budget.
  • Installation. Concrete is much easier to install when compared to other retaining wall options, such as stone.
  • Strong. Concrete is a durable material. It can last several decades with the proper maintenance.
  • Fire protection. Concrete is fireproof. Therefore, it may help repel or contain fires to protect your home and neighborhood.
  • Low maintenance. Concrete requires low maintenance. Concrete requires yearly cleaning and regular check-ups to ensure there are no defects.

Contact our landscaping experts at Westside Grounds to start constructing your concrete retaining wall.

Can a Concrete Retaining Wall Be a DIY Project?

You can find information about how to construct a concrete retaining wall yourself. However, this can be a very challenging project. Pouring concrete or laying concrete bricks requires a specific skill set. And there is a lot more required than just the concrete. Machinery and other tools are needed. This equipment can be costly. And if you accidentally make a mistake, it may be more expensive to fix.

Don’t build your concrete retaining wall without the help of a professional company. Contact Westside Grounds. We know the latest concrete laying techniques and have the equipment needed. 

Contact Westside Grounds for Your Concrete Retaining Wall

Westside Grounds has operated for 25 years in Denver and Lakewood. Our mission is to design and construct a beautiful landscape and lawn for your home. Together, we’ll plan and build your dream landscape, including a retaining wall. 

Contact Westside Grounds now and talk to one of our representatives.