Retaining walls are needed for a variety of reasons including decorative landscape design or as a mandatory structure for safety and peace of mind. Many residential properties would benefit from having a quality retaining wall built to not only correct a drainage or grading issue, but to enhance the beauty of the property. Every property’s terrain offers something that can be developed into a unique design. Uneven terrain can add visual interest and variety in the landscape if handled properly. Changes in grade may be used to delineate utility, recreational and gardening areas, as well as to provide proper surface drainage. Color and shape of rock used should be carefully incorporated to unify a design with the overall landscape.
A properly constructed wall should last a lifetime, but they need to be built properly with effective drainage to ensure that they do. Incorrect development can cause the wall to crack or fall prematurely. A retaining wall acts like a dam and for it to function properly and remain resilient, water has to be able to drain out from behind the wall, otherwise hydraulic pressure builds up behind it and eventually, especially in new England with the drastic temperature changes from season to season, the wall starts to fail.
The following project shows how we removed a wooden wall that had rotted and replaced it with a beautifully landscaped stone wall. The view now is breathtaking.
Whether you want a decorative retaining wall with a complex, intricate design or something simple, we can work with you to give you what you need. If you want to improve the appearance of your yard, take care of an issue with drainage or grading or simply want to do something new to increase the value of your home, call New England Enterprises. We will consult with you on what works best and then implement the project right the first time. Contact us for more information on any of our services or request an estimate to get you started on your project.