If you’re choosing a retaining wall, there are many different options available. From the function to the kind of retaining wall blocks used, different retaining walls can achieve different purposes.
At Everyday Concrete Brisbane, we build concrete retaining walls of many different kinds. These walls vary according to how they are constructed, the material used, and more. There are many options available, depending on your needs, budget and space.
However, the first decision you will have to make is about the purpose of your new retaining wall. So, here is a brief summary of the two major retaining wall types according to their function.
Landscaping Retaining Walls
These retaining walls are designed to be part of your landscaping project. The main purpose is to enhance the appearance of the area, so the focus is on creating an effective design that works for your space. For example, you might use a landscaping retaining wall to add definition to your garden. An effective landscaping retaining wall can completely change the look of your outdoor space.
Structural Retaining Walls
Structural retaining walls are made to provide structural support. Often, this kind of retaining wall is made essential by the slope or other aspects of your land. Depending on how your retaining wall is built, there are different ways to achieve a solid result, but the focus is on structural soundness. Of course, you’re also still able to choose from a wide variety of designs, creating an effective result that suits your space.
We specialise in concrete block retaining walls.
For example, you might use a structural retaining wall to create an appropriate slope for your driveway. A benefit to choosing a concrete retaining wall is that it will be long-lasting, reducing your risk of issues over time. This is particularly important when you are building a structural retaining wall.