Building a retaining wall that blends nicely into the surrounding landscape requires craftsmanship and attention to detail. A curved retaining wall is a prime structure for anyone looking to add quirky elegance to their Putnam County, NY, property. With the design expertise of Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping Inc., it can be turned into a sophisticated structure that enhances the beauty of the landscape.
Choose the Right Material
Regardless of how long or tall your retaining wall will be, the first thing you and others will notice about it is the color and texture. Comparing different wall materials can be quite overwhelming since every material has its own pros and cons.
Concrete blocks offer a fairly sophisticated design and strength, suitable for both larger and smaller retaining walls. Concrete blocks tend to be chosen for large, heavy-duty walls over natural stone because they are less labor-intensive to put together. Natural stone, on the other hand, offers high quality, durability, and beauty.
Stone veneer is another candidate for retaining walls, and if a skilled artisan performs the work, the desired look and feel of the landscape can be achieved. Stone veneer tends to add a natural, custom appearance. Brick is another common material that, although it may be less labor intensive, creates strong and durable walls.
That being said, you shouldn’t feel restricted by using only one material for your retaining wall. There is always the option of mixing materials, such as wood and natural stone. Adopt a unique design by using different materials for your project and mix textures and finishes for an eye-catching outdoor feature.
We understand the challenge of choosing materials for your curved retaining wall. Therefore, we recommend you contact a professional, such as the expert team at Lehigh, to help you make an informed decision.
Curved Walls Enhance the Outdoor Area
Of course, the way a retaining wall is built completely changes the look and feel of the landscape. While straight walls provide a sense of control and formality, a curved wall gives a sense of security and offers a bit of a whimsy vibe to the landscape. This feature shapes the rest of the landscape in a unique way, making a big statement.
Use the curved wall to add depth or height to the outdoor area, divide rooms into separate, private nooks, and at the same time add protection. Aside from aesthetics, a curved retaining wall brings other valuable qualities to your outdoor area, including security, strength, structure, and resistance.
Curved Retaining Walls as a Garden
Depending on its length, height, and position, a curved wall can create a separate garden. Plant beautiful perennials and annuals around its border and deciduous trees in the heart of the wall to achieve a unique effect. Walls will add depth to your outdoor area and can easily become the landscape focal point.
Choosing an Expert Team
It is true, walls are forever. This long-term investment will be there in the decades ahead, so you will want to choose the team that will build yours wisely. We will make sure you end up choosing wall materials you truly like and that the finished product will be there to serve your needs for a long time.