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Some of the best add-ons that property owners can have are retaining walls. These outdoor features are installed to serve various purposes. They are known to effectively prevent soil erosion, particularly in areas with steep slopes that may erode in the event of heavy rain or due to an earthquake.

A retaining wall can also turn unusable outdoor spots into productive areas just by planting trees and flowers. Creating mini gardens and new outdoor living spots is highly possible with retaining walls. They also serve decorative purposes since it’s possible to come up with designs by using various materials, like stone, brick, wood, concrete, and steel. There are likewise dozens of colors, shapes, and design options to choose from. You may pick from brown, tan, grey, red, beige, blue, green, mauve, terracotta, charcoal, and many others.

One material that’s now rapidly emerging as a top choice among builders, landscaping contractors, and DIY enthusiasts is the segmental retaining wall block. This highly versatile and sturdy material comes in dozens of options that, altogether, make it an excellent option for custom wall projects. It comes in various shapes, like stacking stone, solid bull’s-nose sill, dressed stone, and even custom shape. There are also blocks made of natural stones, like slate, granite, sandstone, and quartz to suit specific design taste and needs.

Meanwhile, the various types of retaining walls used for landscapes and outdoor areas include gravity, cantilevered, anchored, counterfort, and sheet piling. These options provide very specific benefits and uses, so it’s vital to first determine your needs before choosing a specific type and having it constructed. Consulting a professional installer or builder will also ensure that you’re building the right type on your property.


Do you wish to know more about retaining walls? Please watch these informative video clips we’ve prepared, showing the various applications and benefits of installing them in outdoor spaces.

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Retaining walls are highly beneficial when constructed correctly. They are normally built at the back or side of homes or commercial establishments where there is a natural slope. The walls serve as a buffer zone between the slope and the main structures. When smartly designed and properly constructed, a retaining wall can prevent soil from eroding and wreaking costly damage to properties. This is true in both residential and commercial properties where a retaining wall can also safeguard everyone in the vicinity.

Areas that are lying unused can also be made functional by constructing retaining walls around them. In gardens and near pools or patios, a retaining wall can be a perfect addition because of its beauty. The space behind the walls can be planted with decorative flowers, plants, and even trees to render relaxing appeal to the area.

Meanwhile, by combining different colors, shapes, and materials, it is possible to create specific themes or designs that would blend well with your property’s predominant theme. You can go for an Old World look, a modern charm, or a Mediterranean set-up.


Browse our gallery to find photos of various types of retaining walls. You may even use them as reference for your own retaining wall installation project.

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