Retaining walls are imperative on properties with moderate to steep slopes. This is especially true if you have poor soil, loose soil that sits on top of a bedrock layer, or subsurface water traveling through the hillside. Retaining walls stabilize roads, foundations, and prevent landslides. In addition to adding structural integrity, they give you more flat, usable land on your property. Dahlen Structural has experience building many different types of retaining walls, each with their own benefits for particular applications. Keep in mind, retaining walls over three feet in height generally require engineering.
What are the Benefits of a Retaining Wall?
- Slope stability: Retaining walls help to stabilize slopes and prevent soil erosion, making them an important solution for retaining wall projects in areas with steep slopes or loose soils.
- Increased usable space: Retaining walls can be used to create flat, usable space in areas with sloping terrain, making them a valuable solution for retaining wall projects that require additional usable space.
- Property protection: Retaining walls can help to protect property and infrastructure from damage caused by soil erosion or landslides.
- Enhanced aesthetics: Retaining walls can be designed and constructed to add visual appeal to a property or landscape, making them an attractive solution for retaining wall projects.
- Flood control: Retaining walls can help to control flooding and manage water flow, making them an important solution for retaining wall projects in areas with high rainfall or water runoff.
- Increased property value: Retaining walls can enhance the value and aesthetic appeal of a property, making them a valuable solution for retaining wall projects that require an increase in property value.