Depending on the lay of the land and how the client wants to use it, retaining walls might be needed for a variety of reasons. They can hold back a hill or hold up a patio. They can be used to create levels and terraces for aesthetic purposes. They can also help control how we want water to flow to or away from an area. With a small or medium sized area to work with, retaining walls will often become an immediate component of an outdoor living space, so it’s important that proper design and material selection is being considered for their use.
With many years of experience, the team of Landscape Architects and designers at RAL have a strong understanding of how retaining walls play into our outdoor spaces. Grading and drainage are always at the forefront of our design, but we also look at the spaces we’re creating. Retaining Walls will always have their place when necessary, but other possibilities for their use can be considered as well.
These possibilities can include but are not limited to the following:
- Incorporation of a Water Feature
- Incorporation of Lighting for both effect and security
- Creation of Raised Planting Beds
- Creation of Seat Walls
- Terraces for planting space and enhanced screening/ views
- Creation of levels to offer separation of rooms within the outdoor living space
- Enhancement of an entry, with the ability to add piers w/ cap lights next to walkways