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Boulder Retaining Walls

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Concrete, and other materials traditionally used to construct retaining walls, can be a good option for retaining walls around your home. However, there are some major drawbacks. Concrete retaining walls in particular don’t really allow effective drainage, and concrete can be seriously damaged by water over the years. One effective alternative that you can choose is boulder retaining walls. We offer boulder walls construction as part our services. We can provide a range of boulder retaining walls to suit your home and property, so that you can take full advantage of all the outdoor space that you have.

Boulder Retaining Walls
Retaining walls can be a useful way to use and incorporate all of your outdoor space into the outdoor landscape and design of your yard. They’re primary function is to correct the natural slope of your yard. However, concrete retaining walls, and retaining walls made from other common materials, can experience a number of problems. Boulder retaining walls are a great alternative to traditional retaining walls, including concrete ones, for a number of reasons. We provide both construction and boulder retaining wall design as part of our services. We can provide small or large boulder retaining walls and everything in between.

High Level of Durability
Retaining walls are faced with a lot of stress and pressure every single day. Whether it’s pressure from the soil or from moisture or the elements, choosing a strong and durable material for your retaining walls is a must. Many common materials don’t have the durability and strength required to face all of these challenges. This isn’t a problem that you’ll have to worry about if you choose a boulder retaining wall. A retaining wall boulder has a natural level of high durability, and won’t be impacted by weathering, erosion or changes in temperature. With natural drainage, they can even avoid problems with water.

Drainage
One of the major issues that you have to deal with when it comes to retaining walls around your home or property is drainage. Concrete, and many other common materials used to construct retaining walls, don’t really allow for proper drainage. On top of this, especially in the case of concrete, this water can also cause damage and other problems. Boulder retaining walls provide natural and effective drainage, which prevents any problems with water. This is one of the major advantages of a boulder retaining wall when compared with a concrete one.

Natural Look
Boulder retaining walls are also a great option because they can be designed to be highly decorative and visually appealing as well. They can be a great addition to any landscaped garden, as can be seamlessly blended to match the natural look of your garden, unlike concrete or other types of retaining walls that have straight edges and often contrast with the natural feel that you are trying to create outdoors around your home. This natural look and appeal, coupled with all of the other benefits they provide, are why boulder retaining walls are such a great option.

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