Adding outdoor landscaping and retaining walls to your Lynnwood home can not only increase your property value but can also increase the overall aesthetic and functionality of your yard. Another benefit is that retaining walls help prevent erosion and other kinds of situations that could prove damaging to your property.
At New Life Rockeries, we understand that all homes and yard layouts are different and because of this we provide custom retaining walls to accommodate the varying needs of our Lynnwood clients.
Our landscaping experts have decades of experience designing retaining walls and they will be able to give you their professional opinion about what will add the most beauty and functionality to your yard.
Rock Wall Installations
Retaining walls offer both functionality and beauty to Lynnwood homeowners, making them an extremely popular landscape addition. Our team of landscape professionals sculpts retaining walls in a wide variety of stone and designs.
New Life Rockeries uses stone and rock from local quarries. We see this as an opportunity to support local businesses and as a way to help you achieve your outdoor aesthetic goals without it costing you an enormous sum. Buying our materials from local sellers helps us keep the quality high while also keeping the cost down.
Retaining Wall Sizes
Retaining walls can come in varying sizes and can be made with a variety of different materials. Here at New Life Rockeries near Lynnwood, we most commonly use three different kinds of rocks to build retainer walls.
Our decades of experience enable us to know exactly what kind of rock is needed for different design styles. As well as what size and supporting vegetation should be used to add beauty to your home.
To give you an idea of the kind of rocks you could use in your retaining wall, let’s look at the most common types of rock New Life Rockeries uses:
Half Man and One Man Rocks
Half man and one man rocks are great if you are looking to install a small retaining wall in your yard. These rocks are typically less than four feet tall and can be moved by an average strength man armed with a crowbar.
Building a one man and half man retainer wall can require a medium to large sized crew to get the job done quickly and efficiently. For this reason, having a half man or one man retainer wall installed may be a bit on the more expensive side, but will get done quickly.
Two Man and Three Man Rocks
Two and three man rocks are the most common rocks used in retaining walls. These are rocks weigh over 900 pounds and due to their size, they tend to be extremely versatile and need to be moved with machinery.
Because of the quick installation process and how quickly they can be moved by machine, two and three man rock retainer walls tend to be more affordable than half and one man rock walls — adding yet another bonus to the beautiful walls created with these large rocks.
Boulders are not as commonly used in retaining walls due to their size, flat surface, and smooth edges. However, boulders make a lovely addition to any outdoor space. We encourage Lynnwood homeowners to use boulders as a means to add pleasing aesthetics to their outdoor spaces through strategic placement.
Boulders add a sense of design and cohesivity that are excellent at bringing your outdoor landscape together.
Placing Your Retaining Wall
As we mentioned earlier, retaining walls serve multiple purposes in your yard. They are useful for outdoor aesthetics, as well as to prevent land erosion, and water damage. Be sure to have a landscaping professional assist you in analyzing your property and where would be the most useful place to build your retaining wall.
Finding a useful place for your retaining wall will ensure that your landscape and yard stay beautiful for a long time and will also add a lovely addition to your home’s exterior.
How Much Does A Retaining Wall Cost
The cost of a retaining wall depends on a number of factors including what type of stone you use, the size of your wall, and your preferred design.
Here at New Life Rockeries our crew of landscaping experts can provide you with a price estimate based on your project and the materials expected to be used for it. We will be able to give you an idea of the cost of your retainer wall for your Lynnwood home as well as see your project to completion.
Contact New Life Rockeries Today!
If you have any additional questions or would like to get an estimate from our professional landscape crew, contact us today!
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