Fads, by definition, come and go quite frequently. Popular clothes, music and phrases could be “in” one day and “out” the next. The same is true for things in and around your home, and this even includes hardscape features. We’ve seen tons of trends come and go during our time in the hardscape industry. For example, different styles of stone pavers wax and wane in popularity from year to year. However, one aspect of hardscaping that’s stood the test of time is retaining walls.
Installing a retaining wall in Kansas City, MO has been necessary for homes and businesses for a long time to prevent structural and landscape damage. Due to their practicality, they’ll never become unpopular. Here are a few reasons you might need to consider installing a retaining wall at your home or business:
- It prevents erosion: The original (and still most common) reason we get calls to install a retaining wall is to reduce or eliminate the chance of erosion happening on customers’ property. If your land has any steep or hilly areas, you’re at risk of erosion. The risk of erosion increases exponentially if there aren’t any bushes or trees to hold soil back. Although it won’t happen overnight, each heavy rainfall and strong gust of wind will slowly cause your land to erode.
- It’s a relatively simple solution: When it comes to keeping erosion at bay, you have several options. You can plant trees, or change your landscape with bulldozers and other heavy equipment—or you can call us to put up a retaining wall. Trees, especially big ones, can be expensive and take a long time to grow. Hiring a crew to change your actual landscape is fairly impractical. Your best bet is to install a retaining wall in Kansas City, MO. It’s cost effective and can be put up in a relatively short amount of time.
- It can create more space: In addition to ensuring you don’t lose any land to erosion, a tiered retaining wall can actually add more space to your yard. It’s nearly impossible to properly utilize hilly and uneven spaces in your yard. Installing a tiered retaining wall will level out those uneven areas and allow you to use more of your land. Each level of the retaining wall can be used for a garden, or as a space to hang out on a sunny day. If you enjoy spending time outside, and want more space to do so, a tiered retaining wall may be right for you.
- It can improve your yard’s appearance: Contrary to what you may think, retaining walls don’t have to be eyesores. In fact, a retaining wall made from a high quality and attractive material like brick can even make your yard look better. It can accentuate your lawn’s natural slopes, and give a whole new look to your land.
Retaining walls are great for both practical and aesthetic purposes. Give MSE Hardscapes LLC a call to find out how a retaining wall in Kansas City, MO can boost the value of your property and keep it safe from erosion!