When deciding on a unique and functional design addition to your landscaping, you may want to consider retaining walls. Designed to prevent soil erosion and keep your landscaping in place, retaining walls also allow you to add dimension and character to your lawn or garden features.
Retaining walls can be used in your front or backyard to provide extra security and landscape architecture to your outdoor space.
ISR Gardening is Toronto’s first choice in retaining wall design and installation. We can help you find the right design and look for your retaining wall, no matter their use to ensure your landscaping looks great and is secure. We offer a large selection of design options that enhance curb appeal while managing your landscape needs.
Why Use Retaining Walls?
Your home’s location presents many challenges. You could be located on a slope, in an area that is damp, or an area that is dry. All these factors can impact how your soil and landscaping behaves. If a space is too wet or too dry, then you can experience soil erosion. If you have landscaping that is located on a hill or significant slope, rain and wind can cause the ground to give way causing a landslide effect that can wash your landscaping away leaving behind ruts and debris.
Retaining walls can easily be added to any outdoor living space including:
- Front yard
- Side yard
- Garden features
A retaining wall prevents these annoying and costly challenges from happening by securing your landscaping in place, preventing the ground from giving way, and potentially damaging your home or garden.
Types of Retaining Walls
- Gravity retaining walls. The most popular retaining wall, gravity retaining walls withstand weather and frost, keeping your landscaping secure. This type of retaining wall is available in a variety of material choices including stone, wood, and concrete.
- Cantilevered retaining walls. Reinforced with steel, cantilevered retaining walls offer superior force support no matter how strong the pressure.
- Do you live in an area with soft soil? Sheeting piling retaining walls use vinyl, steel, or wooden sheets to prevent soil slippage and can easily be paired with anchoring for added support. This type of support is ideal for elevated landscapes.
- Anchored retaining walls. When you need a retaining wall that can withstand extreme pressure, anchored walls are the way to go. This type of wall uses traditional retaining wall technology with the added strength of support cables.
How to Choose The Right Retaining Wall
You have decided that a retaining wall is the right landscaping option for your home. But what is the right type of retaining wall for your landscaping needs? Luckily retaining walls are more stylish and sophisticated than they used to be. You can now have retaining walls built that match your landscaping and home design flawlessly adding to the beauty and elegance of your home’s exterior.
Landscaping – We can’t control the weather, but we can control how your landscaping responds to it. The qualified team of designers and landscape architects will do a complete inspection of your landscaping to determine how to best create a retaining wall that prevents erosion or slippage while enhancing the look of your home. We will then make recommendations on the best location and design that will keep your outdoor space looking great.
Design – ISR Garding has design options that look great and blend into the look of your home’s landscaping. Choose from brick, rock, cement, or wood options. Our team of design experts will review your vision and help you choose the right look for your home. If you are looking for a classic design, you may like using brick to add uniformity and a sense of security. If you want to spice up your look, our team can help create custom cement retaining walls that let you create unique patterns and designs that add that ‘wow’ factor while securing your home landscaping.
Cost – A retaining wall is an affordable option to remove significant portions of your landscaping. ISR Gardening works with your budget to find the right retaining wall option that fits your design vision without having to compromise on style or quality.
Contact us today to arrange your free consultation.