Retaining Walls can be necessary at times, but installed for
aesthetic appeal as well. They provide height to an otherwise flat
landscape, year-around interest, textures and weight to the landscape
as well as providing level step-downs to prevent erosion. Walls help
provide a smoother transition from the rigid structure of a building to
the surrounding earth. They can also allow for planting areas where
there wouldn't be otherwise.
A variety of materials including wood timber, segmental concrete
blocks, and natural stone can be used to make retaining walls to suit
individual projects. For structural walls over 39 inches (1 meter) a
professional engineer may be needed.
Pictured here are examples of how segmental retaining wall blocks can
be incorporated with pavers.
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