If you have recently moved into a home that sits on a hilly landscape, you may be frustrated at how the steep inclines take away from your ability to use your yard. You may have also noticed that whenever there is a heavy downpour, water gushes off the hillside and floods your yard.
If you are tired of dealing with these issues, you may want to consider having retaining walls constructed at strategic points on your property. There are a couple of benefits of having professional contractors build these walls on the hilliest parts of the landscape.
1. Help Block Water Runoff That Can Cause Severe Soil Erosion and Sinkholes in Your Yard
One major benefit of having retaining walls constructed on your hilly property is that they help block the water that runs off of the steep inclines during heavy rainstorms. Since this water can cause flooding of your yard, soil erosion, and even sinkholes, the runoff can destroy your landscape.
However, since the retaining walls are built into crevices along the inclines that are excavated beforehand, they can stop this runoff. Drains and pipes can be placed along the exterior and interior of the walls to divert the excess water away from your yard to keep it dry and prevent erosion and flooding.
2. Create Usable Planting Spaces That Are Aesthetically Pleasing and Increase Your Property's Curb Appeal
Another benefit of having retaining walls installed on your property is that they help create usable spaces where you can extend your garden or create new beds for flowers, shrubbery, and small trees. If you try to plant anything on the steep hillsides, the soil erosion will eventually uproot anything you try to plant.
However, when hardscaping stones are used to create the walls, soil can be placed on the tops of the excavated areas where you can plant things without the fear of having them wash away. The stones of the walls also create attractive borders for the beds that are aesthetically pleasing and help to increase your property's curb appeal.
When you have hills on your property, retaining walls can help prevent soil erosion and sinkholes caused by water runoff. They also increase the property's curb appeal by creating usable planting spaces using attractive stone hardscaping features. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits as well as the installation process, contact a local company, like Dreamscapes, Inc.