Whether your Dallas property has erosion issues or severe slopes take away usable yard space, retaining walls can help you. With a well designed and professionally built retaining wall, you can easily reclaim areas for lawns and gardens.
Hard Times Cutting the Grass
Do you find it difficult to mow your yard? Consider how changing the lay of the land can create a better, more workable yard, not just for your mower but for your life. Slopes can be leveled off to create flat lawns and retaining walls can be built into hills to create garden steps or levels. Often this will even improve your gardening conditions when high quality top soil is brought in to backfill the retained area.
Messy Paths and Drives
Is your driveway or sidewalk littered with eroded soil, making a mess that you must continually sweep up? Imagine how a beautiful stone retaining wall built along that driveway or sidewalk would clean up the area and provide an attractive border.
Last for a Lifetime
In Dallas, the beauty of the landscape is never questioned. With a stone retaining wall block you will create that same majestic, enduring look – stone ages gracefully and keeps its strength and endurance for a lifetime.
It is imperative that your stone retaining wall be built in a professional manner, as that will undergird the stability and attractiveness of the product. Ensure that the area is properly excavated and a gravel base is laid for good drainage. When the retaining wall is stacked (unless it’s a poured concrete wall using forms), watch that each course is stepped back a notch (usually ½”) to prevent leaning and forward movement. Also consider the use of deadmen or tiebacks if the wall is of a sizeable height or length. These essentially anchor the wall back into the earth behind, preventing it from falling forward.
Creating an Optimum Area
When you redesign a yard with retaining walls, you have an opportunity to create better soil conditions and growing areas – either for gardens or lawns. Use high quality backfill if your current soil is poor; that way the new ground behind or between walls will be primed for grass or flowers. Imagine a terraced garden look, with a mixture of potted plants perched on the walls, blossoms spilling over the stone and shrubs and bushes planted in the newly leveled gardens. Build your Dallas retaining walls with the finished look of your lawn in mind. Add character with rounded corners, wide flagstone steps and multiple levels incorporated within and beside the wall.
Design and build your dream yard using stone retaining walls in Dallas and solve your erosion and slope issues at the same time. EnhanceScape’s professional Dallas retaining wall designers will work together with you to create optimum conditions in your backyard.