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Protect Your Home’s Foundation With Retaining Walls

Oct 16th 2015 at 12:01 AM

In addition to looking beautiful, retaining walls protect a home’s foundation by preventing soil movement and erosion. Seek out a professional to help design a retaining wall to best benefit your home.

Retaining walls make a beautiful addition to any home’s lawn, and can even be used to make raised garden beds on the sides of your home. However, they also serve another purpose, and that is keeping your home’s foundation intact.


Over time, the soil under your foundation can shift or erode due to forces such as water movement. This shifting of soil could cause problems with your foundation, causing it to crack when it is no longer being evenly supported. A retaining wall can be built to control the flow of water in such a way that the soil doesn’t move around or erode. It will make sure that the soil remains where it needs to be, surrounding and supporting the foundation of the house.


Retaining walls aren’t only for use near the house, either. They can also be built along the sidewalk or driveway to add a bit of decoration.


Retaining walls are a good option if you live on sloping or uneven terrain or if your yard is prone to soil erosion. However, it is wise to consult a professional or get a land survey done if you are considering building a retaining wall, whether for a functional or aesthetic purpose. Because retaining walls control the flow of water, you will want to consult a professional to help you decide where and how to build the wall in order to avoid negative consequences to your own home or your neighbors’ homes that may be caused by redirecting the water. Another reason to get a professional is that improperly constructed retaining walls will not benefit the home in the way that they were meant to, and could actually do more damage. A professional will know how to build the wall to your specific needs so that it doesn’t need to be re-done, which could save money down the line.


There are many decisions to be made about your retaining walls, such as what materials to use, the design of the walls and more. Visit this website for more information on retaining walls in Morgan Hill area.


Author Bio:-

Brett has had a lifelong interest in plants and trees and writes about his interest as a creative outlet. You can read his latest musings at Livejournal blog.

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