The Importance of Installing Retaining Walls

You might have seen fascinating concrete walls bordering office buildings, financial institutions, medical buildings, or other locations. Although they are aesthetically pleasing to look at, they are not there just for show. These walls are called retaining walls and are crucial in protecting the landscape around it. They also offer a connection between your building and nature in a harmonious and appealing way, as well as guide visitors on the right path to your property. It is recommended that retaining walls be installed around just about any landscape, and for good reason.

Provide Landscape Additional Protection

Retaining walls are intended to offset gravitational pull by stopping the soil from moving around. They prevent pressure that is a result of down slope movement and provide support to vertical-grade changes. With retaining walls, you will not have to worry about devastating damages to your landscape due to landslides. 

Functional Production

It is nearly impossible to avoid the forces of nature; however, it is possible to get ourselves ready and be prepared for it. Retaining walls provide your landscape protection from sinkholes developing. They also give you the opportunity to stabilize sloped landscapes as well as provide your property with more even surfaces on whatever inclines you have. This allows you to incorporate plants anywhere you like without worrying about soil that starts shifting. 

Reduce Maintenance

Rainwater produces erosion, and with erosion comes the possibility for large chunks of soil and rock. As a result, your property could be threatened with damage. However, if retaining walls are installed, you can stop erosion and prevent your landscape from enduring that damage. 

Best Run-Off Solution

Rainwater is no joke. It is a major threat and can cause a lot of damage to your landscape if you are not ready for it. If you want to keep your property safe, then you must prevent rainwater runoff from occurring. The best way to do that is by installing retaining walls. Retaining walls will prevent your landscape design from being damaged and can stop flooding from becoming an issue in your landscape. 

Create Valuable Space

If your commercial property is hilly, you might think it adds to the aesthetic look. Although hills might look pretty, they are also wasted space. By installing retaining walls, you can flatten out the hills and create a space that is more user friendly by designing more functional areas. These new areas can be used for attractive landscaping or places where employees and visitors can congregate to relax or talk business. 

Decorative Features

Last, but certainly not least, retaining walls are worth the investment because they make your property look beautiful. They increase your property’s visual appeal without any effort, and if you spend some time being creative, you can come up with a design that gives your commercial property a unique, one-of-a-kind look. 

Contact Bluegrass Landscape & Snow Management

Bluegrass Landscape & Snow Management has been in business since 1982. We have completed numerous projects, providing beauty to countless commercial landscapes. We offer a variety of services including hardscape, retaining walls, commercial maintenance, and snow management. If you would like more information, please contact us at (314) 770-2828.