4 Reasons to Build a Retaining Wall

Whether you are planning to change the look of your outdoor space or you have a sloping yard that is unusable, it may be time to build a retaining wall on your property. Garrity Stone, Inc. has been providing quality stone for projects just like this in the Indianapolis area for over 50 years. Here are our top 4 reasons to add a retaining wall to your yard.

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1. Make a Sloping Space a Usable Space

A great use of a retaining wall is to make a hill or sloped space into a part of your property that you can actually use. A retaining wall converts unusable parts of a property into an area where you can build a building, add a fire pit, or simply make a space for your children to play, Flat ground is easier to work with than a sloping property.

2. Increase Curb Appeal

Retaining walls aren’t merely for functional purposes. They provide a way to define an outdoor space and can be very beautiful. Whether it curves with the landscape or sets apart a particular area in the yard, the results can be eye-catching. We know stone, and if you have an idea, we can give advice on the best stone material to use for functionality and beauty.

3. Improve Drainage

A retaining wall can act as a part of your property to direct the flow of water. If you have issues with flooding, this may be a good option for you. Also, if you have a stream or body of water on your land, a retaining wall can help shore up the soil and prevent erosion. If you are thinking that this may be exactly what you need, there are specific rules and regulations you must follow, so do your research. 

4. Ease of Maintenance

It takes work to keep up a yard. When it’s time to mow or trim, you may wish you had flat land. A retaining wall makes maintaining your property easier and may even save you money on upkeep in the long run. 

Retaining walls have many purposes, and if you are planning to install one in your yard, contact Garrity Stone, Inc. online or call (317) 546-0893 to get a free estimate on stone material for your project. We also offer stone material for home improvement projects like patios, steps, fire pits, and more. If you are ready for a retaining wall, start today.

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