Take Back Your Yard This Summer!
Landscape Retaining Walls for Extending Your Yard
Summer’s finally here! The nights are getting longer, the weather’s getting hotter, and everyone’s spending more time outdoors again! Everyone, that is, expect for you and your family. While the rest of the neighbours are taking advantage of the beautiful weather in their sun-dappled backyards, you’re stuck inside your house, staring at that big drop-off or incline that makes your outdoor space all but useless. If you have to write off half of your yard because of frustrating grading issues, that significantly hampers outdoor time. This summer, take back your yard by installing landscape retaining walls for extending your yard!
How to Optimize Property Space
Warm spring days are the perfect time for you to commit to taking back what’s yours and extending your yard. Chances are, that annoying steep drop-off or sharp incline isn’t unique to your backyard. By installing a block retaining wall, you’ll add square feet upon square feet of beautiful, useable yard or outdoor space. When it comes to extending your yard, Block Retaining Walls represent the perfect solution for your grading problem:
- Extend fill or extend cut. Have a perilous drop-off at the end of your yard that you need to have filled in? Are you looking for a safe, reliable solution for cutting back that incline that intrudes onto your property? A block retaining wall will result in a stable, useable outdoor space where there wasn’t one before. The main difference between fill and cut? When filling your yard, you’re bringing in competent fill materials (i.e. “land”) to extend your yard. When extend cutting, you are removing land to extend your outdoor space. The retaining wall will stop any further erosion from happening.
- A convenient alternative. Why worry about finding room for cement trucks in your backyard or the hassles of cribbing and pouring a foundation? Block retaining walls provide the same stability and support with fewer difficulties and issues. Block retaining walls are also more durable than their wood counterparts, and will stand the test of time. They are also, for the most part, pervious. This means that they allow water to seep through making them better suited for draining water away from the walls.
- Simple installation. While the construction of a block retaining wall is going to take more work than a simple flower garden, true DIYers will find this project well within their capabilities by using products, such as the CornerStone 100 . This retaining block is simple to install due to its unique hollow core design, requiring minimum manpower to transport and put into place. The secure lugs at the bottom of each block allow them to interlock, and give them a batter – or, setback – from row to row. This speeds up installation time considerably. To make things even easier, installation instructions for a number of retaining block products can be found Here .
- Beautiful results. One of the best parts about installing a new block retaining wall is the sense of style and design it will add to your yard. Not only will you gain the utility of all that extra space in your new yard, but you’ll have an eye-catching landscape feature that will stand strong and inviting for decades to come.
Sounds pretty great, right? An exciting summer to remember in your brand-new backyard is within your grasp – all you have to do is take back what’s yours!