How can you get a custom look in a cookie-cutter world? On the inside of your home, you can upgrade the flooring, add built-in bookshelves and butler pantries, or even fully integrate your home with the latest technological advances. But only people you invite into your home will see those upgrades. Many more people will see your upgrades to the outside of your home.
One easy way to elevate the outside of your home and give it a modern touch? Installing a modern retaining wall.
Why Should You Add a Modern Retaining Wall to Your Yard?
If your sloped property is creating safety, available space, and aesthetic problems for you, a retaining wall is a great solution.
Retaining walls are the perfect solution to reclaim wasted space. A modern retaining wall will transform a dangerous sloped eyesore into a beautiful flat surface filled with modern rock accents that you can utilize as a patio area or even just as a flat grassy surface you and your family can enjoy for years to come.
How Can Modern Retaining Walls Help Your Yard?
1. Create terraces in your yard for visual appeal
Terraces are a great way to break up space and provide pockets for entertaining while also creating an impressive visual scene. A path leading through different terraces and ending at a beautiful modern patio surrounded by twinkling low-voltage bistro lights will be the envy of the neighborhood.
2. Increase the usable size of your yard
A slope or hill in your yard should not restrict the area you have to entertain your guests or play with your kids. A retaining wall will help increase the level area available for outdoor kitchens, seating areas and patios, or even the rogue game of spike ball.
3. Reduce the slope of hilly yards
If snow was a common occurrence in Houston, a huge hill would be a benefit for sledding. If there’s no snow, and no sledding, you’re better off with a safe and even surface. Level yards are safer and prevent water run-off. Building a retaining wall is a win-win situation for both safety and drainage solutions!
4. Prevent washout caused by rapid drainage down a hill
The last thing you want is to spend a weekend planting new plants to have them washed away the following week in one of the many Houston area storms. If you’re noticing lines cut into your yard where the grass is being washed out or pooling of water at the bottom of a slope, retaining walls will help redirect water throughout the the retaining wall which allows it to drain in a more controlled way.
Pro Tip: If you have a major drainage problem throughout your property, we can also install catch basins and other drainage options to help control water run off and pulling.
5. Create flower beds and gardens
If you want to add a modern look to your home, using plants is one of the easiest ways to do this. Simple plants with straight lines, such as ornamental grasses or agave plants, will easily transition your home to an updated appearance. Adding areas to grow plants on top and throughout modern retaining walls is a great way to claim space, add dimension, and increase your home’s curb appeal.
6. Add elegant modern touches to your outdoor design
Some pavers, such as Keystone Regal Stone Pro, are made to portray smooth, modern looks. Adding a stairs, tiered garden beds, or patio spaces along your modern retaining wall will give your home a regal feel that will wow your guests and neighbors for years to come!
Pro Tip: Did you know that you can get the modern look of a stone wall without installing a retaining wall? If you have nothing to retain, we can incorporate stone walls throughout your property in the form of seating walls, privacy walls, or more!
Do You Need a Retaining Wall?
You can say goodbye to a sloped, improperly draining yard by saying hello to a retaining wall. Let us help you get control of sloped surfaces, water runoff, and water pooling! At Pavertime, we go above and beyond to help you build your property’s functionality while also increasing curb appeal and value.
Pro Tip: Did you know that when building a retaining wall, engineers are required? We always work with wall engineers to give you the safest design your space needs.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
We know modern design and want to help you achieve the look you desire for your home.
The best part? It only takes one call to start the process. Let us come out and look!
Once we have a good idea of what we’re working with and what you want, we’ll set you up with a quote and walk you through the next steps.
Call Pavertime to schedule your free consultation today. 832-831-6058.