Keep your landscape erosion free
Retaining walls add depth to any home or business with beautiful stonework, adding a new dimension to your landscape, but they have a bigger purpose. Retaining walls are meant to prevent the soil behind them from moving. This helps with problems such as erosion and flooding. Retaining walls are a great way to provide drainage to your landscape.
How retaining walls prevent erosion
When you have exposed slopes on your property, they will begin to erode over time because of rain, wind, and snow. This causes your landscape change. Retaining walls prevent erosion in different ways. These walls hold soil in place against them, this forces the soil to hold its position. They also are designed to drain water properly, preventing flooding rivers from erasing your soil. Finally, many of these walls include the use of plantation. Shrubbery, trees, and other plants help keep soil in place.
The contractors here at Terry’s Excavating will survey your landscape and determine the best way to design retaining walls to maximize their efficiency for your specific landscape.
If you live in or around Waukesha, give Terry's Excavating a call at (262) 968-4772 or contact us through our website form.