Not every home is going to have the ‘perfect’ garden space. There are times when you may need a retaining wall constructed and a big decision is just what that wall is going to be made from. There are various options you can choose, such as timber and stone. However, concrete blocks are highly popular at the moment, and this trend is only going to continue to grow. Here’s why.
One of the main reasons people tend to opt for concrete is because it presents a lot more possibilities in terms of design and appearance (bet you didn’t realize that!) and it can look great in ANY garden. If you’re hiring fence builders, the concrete wall won’t hold you back in terms of the style of fence you can have. This offers great scope for flexibility and means that everyone can find a style to suit their taste, their budget, and the current look of their garden. There are different shaped concrete blocks, various colors, different textures, an array of sizes, and even several patterned concrete blocks too! Most people tend to associate a certain material with a specific vibe. For instance, stone is often considered being contemporary while wood is more rustic. Due to the versatility of concrete, you can create any style you desire!
Aside from the design side of things, concrete blocks are great for any retaining wall because they provide one of the easier materials in regards to installation. At the end of the day, blocks are cut so that they fit together. And therefore building a wall is much more straightforward because you effectively stack the blocks. When you compare this to stones, which are never the same and rigid in their ends, you see a huge difference. Because the ease of installation is so easy this cuts down the construction time needed and therefore can result in a much cheaper build for you too.
It’s also worth bearing in mind the fact that retaining walls made from concrete blocks will last a lot longer too. Not only are they a cost-effective option, but you get a better value for your money. We can all use some extra savings on our home improvement projects, right? Using concrete blocks means you won’t need any reinforcement or replacements any time in the near future. Of course, you need to ensure your wall has been built using a solid foundation, proper drainage and so on for this to be the case – which is why seeking a quality (and qualified) landscaping company is so important.
An additional surprising benefit is that concrete is environmentally friendly. Most people assume all retaining walls are environmentally friendly; however, timber releases a lot of chemicals into the ground which can be hazardous to the vegetation in the area. Double win right there!
As you can see, there are quite a few benefits to be gained by having a retaining wall built from concrete blocks in your garden. Not only do these walls look great, but there is a lot of flexibility with regards to design, stability, longevity is ensured, the environment is not harmed, and installation is easy. What more could you ask for?
If you have a concrete retaining wall in your garden, share some photos with us in the comments below! Happy gardening my friends.