Retaining Walls, The Villages, FL

Building a retaining wall is an important investment in your property. You should get one if you need to stop the erosion of soil and protect your home from flooding or damage that could be caused by heavy rains, landslides, earthquakes etc. Nobody wants their house falling down! Luckily for you we are experts at constructing retention walls so give us a call today and let’s talk about what kind would work best for your needs because there are lots of different options out there depending on how high up the hillside it goes as well as whether or not you want rocks piled around it.




Why you should get a retaining wall


The truth is, not many homeowners think of installing retaining walls. However, they are really helpful. In fact, here are some of their benefits



 They help prevent floods

If you live in a flood-prone area, a retaining wall could do you some good. It will hold the soil on your property in place, especially if you live in a hilly or sloppy area



They improve aesthetic

sIf your property needs a little upgrade, a retaining wall could be just what you need. It can be designed to match your property’s design or even stand out and attract attention



They can help mark boundaries

Like any other type of wall, retaining walls can be used to mark boundaries. For instance, they can be used to mark the boundary between you and your neighbor’s property. This is especially helpful when a simple fence has proven useless or where you have found people encroaching on your property

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 They can slow down soil erosion

Apart from floods, heavy rains and strong winds also contribute to soil erosion. Fortunately, retaining walls can help with this. They will hold everything together throughout harsh conditions



They increase property value

Building a retaining wall on your property is one of the most effective ways to increase its value. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular property features and potential homebuyers will definitely be willing to pay more for it



Things to do before you build a retaining wall

Before you undertake any project, you need to prepare sufficiently. Building a retaining wall is no different; there are things that you need to do to get ready. They include





Check with the authorities if you’ll need a permit

Since building a retaining wall on your property can negatively affect your neighbors or even impede the natural flow of water, some areas require you to get a permit beforehand. As such, you need to get in touch with your local authorities before you do anything



One thing you should know though; they may require you to submit plans and get a property inspection before they grant you a permit


Decide the material you want to use

Even if your heart is already set on using pavers for your wall, you need to decide whether you want to go with brick, concrete, or natural stone pavers. Whichever one you go with though, rest assured that we can work with it