A retaining wall is a structure used to stabilize sloping ground and hold it in place. The wall is also used to prevent movement of the ground and any associated soil erosion. A retaining wall has to be big and sturdy enough to hold back the soil and redistribute the forces caused by the sloping ground.
A retaining wall will generally have holes in it which allow ground water to escape minimizing additional pressure and helping to keep the wall stable.
Since the retaining wall will become part of the landscape, working with a Bergen County landscape design company can help it enhance the look of your home as well as stabilize the sloping ground. Adding plants and other garden features will make the retaining wall look like a natural part of the landscape. In this way the retaining wall will be able to do its job and blend into your yard design.
Building a Retaining Wall in Northern New Jersey
Retaining walls in Bergen and Passaic County can be built out of various materials including wood, stone and concrete. Each material has advantages and drawbacks in given situations, and that’s why it is best to consult a landscape professional when contemplating building a retaining wall. Generally, if a wall is more than knee high or a few courses in height the best thing is to call an expert to help with the design and construction of the structure.
Benefits of Hiring a Retaining Wall Contractor in Bergen County
The typical northern New Jersey homeowner doesn’t always know how to design and construct an adequate wall that will look good and stabilize the ground. Hiring an experienced professional to build a wall is worth the investment. There is story after story of landscape professionals coming to the rescue of homeowners who decided to try and build their own retaining wall and ended up making their situation worse.
A landscape contractor in Bergen County will also know the proper way to use plants, and other garden materials and structures, in the design of the wall. After all, the retaining wall needs to not only shore up a yard but it has to fit into a landscape naturally. Proper use of materials, plants and garden furniture is a job best left to professionals. The addition of a properly designed and built retaining wall will also enhance the value of a property.
When looking for a landscape company to design and build a retaining wall call Borst Landscape & Design. This nationally-recognized and award-winning company has more than 20 years of experience in Bergen County, NJ and can design and build a retaining wall that will make a yard and home safer and look great while doing so.
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