Newnan Landscaping | Poor Drainage in the Yard? Try a Retaining Wall!

As I’m sure you all have noticed, we have been getting a lot of rain recently. When it rains, it’s easy to see if your yard has drainage problems. Do you have areas in the yard with standing water, or do you see flooding in your home? That’s a problem that needs to be fixed to avoid damage to your house! One way to deal with poor drainage is to build a retaining wall in the problem area. This week, we’ll talk about what a retaining wall can do for you and your landscaping.

A retaining wall is simply a structure that is built to contain soil or water. When you haveretainingwall a sloped yard, soil erosion occurs. A retaining wall will work to help keep the rain from washing away the soil in those areas. You can build a retaining wall with a variety of different materials, but they are most commonly built with fieldstone or flagstone.

The most important part of the process is deciding where the retaining wall should go. When it rains, you should watch to see where the water is streaming. This will give you a good idea of where the retaining wall is most needed. If you plan to have a professional landscaping and design company install a retaining wall for you, you should make a note of all of your observations, including if and where you have had flooding in the home.

As an added extra, you will enjoy the aesthetic beauty the retaining wall brings to your landscaping. It will look great, solve your drainage problems and keep your precious soil where it should be. We can help you choose the right materials to create the perfect retaining wall for your yard. If you need professional help to build and install a retaining wall, be sure to give our sister company, Earthscape Designs a call at (770) 463-0608. They have the experience and know-how to get the job done right!



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