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Everything You Need to Know About Retaining Walls



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Most people who know what a retaining wall is, do so because they own a home where it is a complete necessity. If you’ve never lived on a property that sits on a hill, you’ve never had to worry about this essential component that many homes depend on. If your property sits on a hill, or you are thinking about buying property that sits on a hill, then you definitely will want to read this guide to retaining walls. The purpose of retaining walls is to keep everything that might be prone to move or slide around due to gravity in one place. This includes but is not limited to the soil on a given property, the buildings on a property, or any other types of materials or objects that might be on the property such as large rocks or other geological features. Essentially, retaining walls are there to make sure nothing on your property slides away in the event of a heavy rainstorm, and they are also there to ensure that landslides do not occur. In a nutshell, they help to prevent erosion.

As simple as the concept may be, there are several different types of retaining walls that each have different individual functions. Furthermore, while retaining walls serve a very specific and essential purpose, they also contribute a very significant amount to aesthetic feel that a given property has. While different retaining walls may differ in specific functions, they all have a unique appearance that can affect the aesthetic value of the property they occur on. In this article, we’ll be covering what three different types of retaining walls including what they are, what they do, and why they are important.