Erosion can become a major problem if left unattended. It can destroy a driveway, damage your lawn, and completely eradicate any garden or rosebushes. If you live near a hill and notice erosion beginning to happen, it might be a good idea to lay some retaining walls in places to help control the situation. A good way to check if this is a problem in your area is to take a look around your yard right after it rains, and see if there is a specific area where the land is getting washed away. The best places to look are at the bottom of hills, near loose dirt such as a garden or rose bed, or around the edges of your home. It is not uncommon to see retaining walls around Falls Church, VA with the sole purpose of stopping erosion.
There are many different situations that a retaining wall could be useful to help protect your land. The big ones are probably your garden and the edge of your house. Oftentimes a garden is more open to the elements, because it has a lot of open dirt that is prone to being washed out. In your yard the roots from your grass are holding everything together, but in your garden there is no such protection. As for the edges of your home, they can become washed out from water running down the hill towards your home. To help protect the home, we often lay retaining walls a few feet out from your home, in order to raise it up a bit so that the water doesn’t wear down your foundations. Not only does this help to protect your Falls church, VA home, it also adds an element of style. It’s likely that if you have lived in the area for a long time, you have seen homes with a raised rose bed or the like around them.
If you would like to find out more about how retaining walls could help protect your Falls Church, VA home, just give us a call. We love meeting new people and look forward to helping you in any way we can.
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