Outdoor Living, Retaining Walls

Important Facts to Know About Installing a Retaining Wall

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A retaining wall can certainly be an appealing addition to any property, but they can also have a fundamental purpose as well such as expanding your functional outdoor living space.  Here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes our dedicated team of experienced contractors is on hand to assist with all your hardscape needs.  We fully understand that your retaining wall is meant to provide added support to various architectural features of your property.  Whether a driveway, a shed or a patio, a properly built retaining wall is a surefire way of adding to the safety, appeal and value of your home.


Retaining walls can transform a simple, nonfunctioning graded hill on your property into a plateau that can slow down the runoff of water from your home and serves to protect your property from flooding whenever there is a heavy rainfall.  They also provide additional usable space that can ultimately be used to create a walkway, a patio, a garden, or even just a more open area for playing or relaxing in your yard. 

If your home is located on the bottom of a hill you certainly want to be able to protect your property from any risk of flooding.  A properly built and installed retaining wall can help to protect your home and property from flooding and the overall risk of erosion, which can cause a great deal of damage to your home and property over a period of time.

If your home has a walk out basement or a garage entrance under your home, you may need to build a retaining wall to protect the entrance to both and ensure that the land is perfectly level.


There are two very common types of retaining walls: engineered walls and gravity walls.  Engineered walls stabilize your property’s soil by way of a specialized material called Geogrid that is specifically designed to reinforce the soil and retain the slope of a hill.  The wall is finished with a veneer that presents with a beautiful final finish. 

retaining wallGravity walls utilize the weight of a stone material or a block to maintain the integrity of the wall and retain the dirt and soil.  There are a variety of materials you can choose from when designing and building your retaining wall, including natural stone, concrete, wood timbers and railroad ties to name a few.  Each material creates a different look and an entirely different function as well.

The team here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes is committed to providing all our valued clients with the highest quality products and services.  We are steadfast in meeting the needs of all our clients and work right alongside of you when determining what type of retaining wall and material is best suited to your home and property needs.  Our team of highly experienced consultants and designers are on hand to help with all your decision making and take a great deal of pride in making your home improvement project quick and easy.  Here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes our clients are our #1 priority which is why we have been recognized time and time again as your go to company here in Brentwood and in many of the surrounding towns for all your hardscape needs. Our professionals will recommend the perfect option for you and ensure that your newly designed and built wall protects your property for decades to come while providing you with both additional outdoor living space and a beautiful touch of class added to your home’s look and value.

If you are thinking about adding a retaining wall to your home and property but are unsure where to begin, then begin by reaching out to the professionals here at Harpeth Valley Hardscapes.  We look forward to serving you and to not only adding to the look and feel of your home and property, but adding to its overall value as well.  Don’t delay.  Contact our team today!

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