What Type Of Retaining Wall Should I Build?

Retaining walls can be a beautiful feature and a satisfying addition to any landscaping project. There are so many different types of retaining walls out there which makes it rather common for the average homeowner to get overwhelmed. While there are many factors that should be considered when choosing the type of retaining wall that’s best for your project, we think that concrete retaining walls are always a solid choice. Let’s take a closer look at what makes concrete such a desirable material for building retaining walls. 

 

Choice

Concrete retaining walls give homeowners the choice of three different primary types of construction. Concrete can be poured, installed via blocks or precast panels. Each type has a slightly different aesthetic, but also varies in the ease of installment. If you’re paying a contractor you might not particularly care about that, but if you’re doing the work yourself ease of installment can be a major deciding factor. 

 

Strength

One of the reasons concrete is such a popular building material for any home project is its strength. Retaining walls are often required to uphold tons of weight, and given that they’re almost always out doors they need to be able to retain that weight against natural elements like wind and rain. Concrete will ensure that your retaining wall is strong enough to take whatever is thrown against it. 

 

Durability & Upkeep

Another major boon of using concrete to build your retaining wall is its durability and the amount of upkeep it needs. Concrete is incredibly durable, and when properly cared for can last decades before needing any kind of repair. Even better, the only proper care concrete needs is an occasional cleaning. If you want your retaining wall to last for years with minimal effort, concrete is the clear choice. 

 

Building a retaining wall out of concrete will give you an aesthetically pleasing, technically sound and incredibly durable final product. Take the time to do your research and decide what type of retaining wall is best for your needs. If you do decide to use concrete, we suggest utilizing a professional concrete contractor to ensure the quality of the work. 

 

Visit www.razorbackconcrete.com to learn more. 

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