Poor drainage in a landscape can cause all kinds of functional and aesthetic issues. If you have puddles forming throughout your yard or issues whenever it rains (which happens quite often in Washington), you have a drainage issue.
Drainage issues in a yard can cause problems for the foundation of your house and ruin your lawn with sogginess. If you are struggling with drainage issues that you want to fix immediately, consider having a retaining wall installed to promote drainage.
A retaining wall in your yard can make all the difference in the world when it comes to adequate drainage.
Why Do We Need Retaining Walls?
Retaining walls act as barriers to prevent soil or water from seeping into our yards and mottling our landscapes.
They can act as aesthetic pieces in our landscapes while also serving a practical function.
Homeowners who have soil that continuously spills over into their yards or water that drains onto their lawn need to have a retaining wall installed.
If you think that your yard might need a retaining wall to promote drainage, give our team of landscaping experts a call. At New Life Rockeries, we have a team of landscape and retaining wall experts who would be happy to give you an estimate tailored to the needs of your landscape.
If you want one of our team members to come out and take a look at your lawn to see whether a drainage retaining wall would be beneficial for you, give us a call today.
Why Do Retaining Walls Fail?
Retaining walls that aren’t built using high-quality materials or ones that are built hastily often fail. Installation and the quality of materials used to build retaining walls matters greatly. You need a landscaping company that you trust working on your retaining wall.
Tips For Building A Retaining Wall For Drainage
There are measures that you can take to prevent your drainage wall from failing.
If you need a retaining wall built in your yard for drainage, you should consider having a professional landscaping company install it for you.
A professional landscaping service will make sure that your retaining wall is installed with the right products that will promote drainage in your yard.
Here are some tips for building a retaining wall for drainage.
1. Use Gravel & Soil
Use gravel to support the foundation of your retaining wall and soil to promote drainage. The soil that you use will absorb and hold water while the gravel or small stones promote a sturdy foundation for your retaining wall.
2. Use Drain Pipes
Once you have your retaining wall installed, the project is far from over. You cannot simply have a retaining wall installed and expect all your drainage issues to be solved.
Sure, the retaining wall will prevent water from seeping into your yard, but now you have the issue of having water puddling up behind your retaining wall.
This is where drainage pipes come in. You need a system in place to drain the water from behind your retaining wall so that the foundation of your retaining wall doesn’t suffer damage. Drainage pipes will solve the issue and carry excess water to a proper draining site that won’t cause harm to your yard.
3. Use The Right Stones
If you use stones and rocks that are too light for your retaining wall, they will not make a sturdy retaining wall which in turn will fail to promote drainage.
To build the most effective retaining wall for drainage you should use stones that are heavy enough to comprise a sturdy wall and prevent water from draining into your yard.
If you need help choosing the right stones for your drainage retaining wall, give New Life Rockeries a call today.
Our team of professional landscapers has plenty of experience building sturdy retaining walls to promote drainage. We also have connections with local suppliers and know where to find affordable and high-quality stones to build the perfect retaining wall.
Work With Retaining Wall Experts Today
Here at New Life Rockeries, we have a team of retaining wall experts. We have been building retaining walls for Washington homeowners for years and so have had time to perfect the craft.
We understand the importance of building a sturdy retaining wall that promotes good drainage and we know the consequences that come from having poor drainage.
Here in Washington, it is essential to have good drainage systems in place since we see nearly 40 inches of rainfall each year. Let us help you optimize your landscape for wet weather.
If you would like to start optimizing your landscape today by having a retaining wall installed, give New Life Rockeries a call.
We will give you our professional, honest opinion and try to help you find the best solution for your drainage issue.