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Choose Between These Three Materials for Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls

Having a retaining wall built on your property can serve several purposes. It can define the boundary between two properties, it can prevent soil erosion, and a retaining wall can make it easier to have a garden on hilly or sloping grounds. Here are three choices of retaining wall materials from which you can select.

Concrete Blocks

A concrete block wall is strong and can hold back soil to prevent erosion or landslides if the yard is sloped and it gets too wet. Concrete blocks are made in two sizes that are used to build walls: a garden wall size that is 30cm by 10cm and a full-size concrete block that is usually 41cm to 46cm by 15cm to 20cm. Concrete block walls can be put together quickly by stacking them on top of each other and securing them with pins or clips; some have interlocking edges.

Natural Stone

If you want to use natural materials for a retaining wall, natural stone is a good choice and it can be assembled in many ways. Rubble walls are made by stacking natural stones to form a tight wall, cut stones are made to stack to form walls, and boulders can create a strong and attractive wall that can be built higher than stone walls. Although stone walls can be time-consuming to build, they provide an attractive way to define your property’s borders.

Timber Walls

Timber is another natural material that can be used to create attractive retaining walls. Builders in Paignton can be a bit more creative with timber as it allows them to add angles to the walls or build steps from the same materials. Timber retaining walls can also be less expensive to build if you’re on a tight budget.

A builder can assess your property and recommend the best material to use for retaining walls.

Katie R Morrison

The author Katie R Morrison

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