Building a retaining wall is a great way to improve the outside appearance of your home, increase your home’s value and gain some privacy. All Access Construction builds all types of retaining walls, including brick and even a concrete retaining wall. Some are purely for decorative purposes, some are to create privacy before neighbors.
Whatever reason you have, building a retaining wall can have a positive effect when you decide to sell your home.
What You Need to Know About Building a Retaining Wall
A straightforward retaining wall can be built by those that are handy with garden tools and some general household tools. According to “This Old House” by Bob Villa, here are some steps you need to tackle when building a retaining wall. Make sure you have all the necessary permits in place before you start your project.
*Determine the shape and size of the wall and get the necessary supplies.
*Start with a flat surface for your first layer of bricks. Use a level to make sure that each brick is perfectly flat.
*Slope your bricks so that they slope backward to keep the soil in place.
*Make sure to plan for water drainage.
*Instead of one tall wall, you may want to consider several walls at different levels, which can be more cosmetically appealing.
If you are looking for a quick and cost-efficient way to elevate the outside interior of your home, you should consider a DIY or professionally installed retaining wall.