Importance of Retaining Wall Construction

Retaining Wall ConstructionWhen deciding to add a retaining wall to your property, it is critical to remember the importance of proper retaining wall construction.

Although it is often overlooked due to their aesthetic beauty, Retaining walls are actually designed to prevent damage to your property by “retaining” soil from sliding or failing away from your foundation.  When properly constructed, retaining walls will act as a wedge between the soil and your foundation that will preserve and/or even add to the ground area of your property.  In addition to “retaining” soil, retaining walls may also retain or redirect water pressure/flow away from your property… preventing potential water damage.

For the reasons above (and for your properties sake) it is recommended to hire a professional to properly design and construct a retaining wall on your property.  Schmittel’s Nursery has over 20 years of experience in designing and constructing retaining walls in St Louis, MO.  If you have a soil or water run off issue on your property, feel free to contact us for a free design consultation.