Retaining Walls: Not Just Utilitarian

We’ve previously discussed how taking your landscaping from average to exceptional can add substantial curb appeal, not to mention increased value, to your home. This principle also applies to other features that many homeowners dismiss as utilitarian, such as retaining walls. Sure, you can build a highly functional, plain old retaining wall and it will serve its purpose just fine. But if you add some design expertise and creativity, you can have a beautiful feature that integrates into your lifestyle and adds excitement to your property, while still serving that utilitarian purpose. Central Services offers a wide variety of landscaping, hardscape and other services to the Milwaukee and Waukesha areas, providing you with a unique contractor that can not only install utilitarian features, but offer beautiful design along with solid functionality.

By thinking outside the box when it comes to your retaining wall needs, you will find that your retaining wall can integrate into a great multi-use space, and contain built-in features that can add great enjoyment to your outdoor living this summer and for many summers to come.

Retaining walls aren’t required to be perfectly straight. A curve adds interest to a boring straight wall and may be a much more efficient use of space. To plan out how your retaining wall can run through your space, use a garden hose or large rope and set the layout of the curve, giving you a visual idea of how the retaining wall will look.

Think big when it comes to your retaining wall project. Taller walls create a very opulent look for an outdoor space which can separate areas and contain features that increase the enjoyment potential of your outdoor space. Consider a retaining wall that is taller than it needs to be for its utilitarian purpose and you may stumble on a beautiful upgrade to your space. Also, consider terracing when the wall transitions to and from different heights. The talented landscape designers at Central Services can provide you with the information and design examples you need to make an informed decision, and our design expertise can help you design the retaining wall of your dreams.

At Central Services, we pride ourselves on our quality work and a wide variety of service offerings, but we also offer design expertise to take your ordinary space and make it extraordinary. Contact us today and we’ll get to work building out your dream outdoor living space.

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Expert Built Retaining Walls

A retaining wall is a structure designed and constructed to resist the pressure of soil when there a change in ground elevation. It is used effectively to break up a hill that might not get the “waving” look with its grass as you desired. It’s also an opportunity to plant something other than grass.

Retaining walls can be made from concrete, wood or stone, but obviously the more aesthetic choice would be the stone. Stones could range from large fieldstone to brick to smaller stones. A good foundation and solid planning can make a stone retaining wall last for a hundred years or longer. That’s where it takes the engineering, proper analysis and artistic mind of a landscape company to get the job done right.

For more information about installing a retaining wall and how it could benefit your home, contact Central Services Company for a quote.