As the seasons change in the Dallas/Fort Worth area it’s time to think about getting outside and enjoying your yard. Yet things like soil erosion, uneven surfaces, and awkward shapes in your landscape may make your yard seem unsightly or unusable. A retaining wall can be an effective and visually stunning way to get more out of your landscape.
Below is an example of a project we did for a DFW homeowner who had a sloped yard. By adding a retaining wall we were able to help transform their backyard into an even and usable outdoor living area for their family to enjoy.
Though some may feel limited in design choices there are an infinite number of choices out there to help meet the needs of different budgets. With manufactured blocks, stone, brick and many other quality materials to choose from there’s a solution for practically any situation.
While there are plenty of DIY options it is not always that simple. Depending on the size of the job and height of the wall your best bet is to hire a professional. Materials and tools required for building retaining walls are often bulky and heavy. They require local codes to be checked, drainage installed, and knowledge of the impact they will have on the surrounding properties. Improperly installed retaining walls will not only cost you precious time and money, but they can damage the property value you invested so much to fix.
We recognize that finding the right contractor isn’t easy. There’s a lot of “fly by night” landscapers in the market who promise “low low” prices. No matter who you choose, remember to ask them these questions:
- How long have you been installing retaining walls?
- Are they licensed and insured?
- Do they offer a warranty on the work? If so, how does the warranty work?
- What references can they provide?
- Do they have landscape designers to help you visually explore different options?
- Have they been positively rated by a large number of customers via the Better Business Bureau or other independent sources?
If you’re thinking about getting more out of your yard with a retaining wall or other landscape services we’d appreciate it if you give us a call at 817-716-3095. We offer free no hassle estimates. You will receive quality workmanship at reasonable rates.