Adding a Retaining Wall To Your Bloomfield Hills Yard

When it comes to our homes, it doesn’t matter what season it is we love to make sure it looks its best. Even with the weather cooling off as we breeze through the fall, maintaining and improving our yards is still a common thought on many homeowners minds.

One practical and creative addition for your yard is a retaining wall. Retaining walls both serve a practical purpose and to create a stunning look for your yard. If you’re considering some fall improvements for your Bloomfield Hills yard, consider adding a retaining wall.

What Exactly Is a Retaining Wall?

You may have never heard the term retaining wall before, but chances are you’ve seen them around. A retaining wall is a structure that is used to hold back soil, often on a hill or slope, or to change the elevation of the ground. Retaining walls work by counteracting gravity by wedging against soil or hills. A drainage system is generally added at the top of retaining walls to prevent drainage or soil from leaking down during inclement weather.

While retaining walls do serve a practical purpose, many homeowners choose to have retaining walls placed for aesthetic purposes. As mentioned above, retaining walls can change the elevation of the ground in your yard. Many homeowners add retaining to add layers to their home and garden. Through the use of retaining walls, many beautiful designs can be created for your yard!

Retaining Wall Ideas To Get You Started

If you’re considering having a retaining wall to your yard this fall, you may be wondering where to start. Designing your yard with retaining walls can create a stunning and clean look for any yard. Here are some ideas to get you started.

  • Use retaining walls to create layers for your garden. Many homeowners use retaining walls to create different levels for their gardens. Since retaining walls hold back soil, a retaining wall can be added anywhere in the yard once the soil has been placed. If you already have a hill or slope in your yard,  a retaining wall becomes a practical tool to hold that soil back but also can allow you to plant at the top of your retaining wall for a unique, layered look.
  • Consider using retaining walls to ramp up your walkway. If the walkway to your home has a slope, a retaining wall is a great option to prevent soil from spilling over through your yard and driveway. Adding a retaining wall alongside the walkway of your home also creates a beautiful and inviting appearance. Stamped concrete can be used to resemble any material, while also providing the durability your retaining wall needs.
  • Use retaining walls to make a statement. If you have a slope in your front yard, you can use a retaining wall to create a statement for your home. Many homeowners will choose traditional concrete to create a clean look, while others will use stamped concrete to achieve literally any look they could imagine. Your home is a piece of art and with your retaining wall, you can make sure your yard is too!

If you’re ready to add a practical and beautiful addition to your Bloomfield Hills yard, a retaining wall may be your answer! Give Flat Rock Concrete Construction, Inc. a call at (248) 379-0250 or (586) 726-6091 to get started today!


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