RETAINING WALL TRENDS

RETAINING WALL TRENDS

Today, designers are using retaining walls as a feature on properties just as much as they do for functionality. Not only can a retaining wall help to keep the earth in place, they are beautiful and improve the overall look of your home and garden. At J Birds, we know a thing or two about retaining walls. Talk to us about your Pittsburgh retaining wall needs and we will help you make the best decision for you! Here are the current, top retaining wall trends, that are most popular today.

LIVING RETAINING WALLSretaining wall trends
Adding green to your life has never been more popular! These in-demand retaining walls are made by using large blocks that have a hollowed-out space available for a plant. The blocks are generally hollow so all that you must do is add the plant and the soil, and voila! You have a green retaining wall. The blocks for these retaining walls come in various colors to compliment your house and the landscaping around your house. These living retaining walls give off a softer feel, while allowing you to use every inch of your gardening space.
CONCRETE SEGMENTAL BLOCK RETAINING WALLS
These blocks stack together and interlock together, like bricks, with generally no mortar required. These walls can be straight or curved, and come in various colors. These interlocking systems are great for decks, patios, driveways, even long fences: this retaining wall system is functional and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
NATURAL STONE RETAINING WALLS
A natural stone retaining wall is just that: built from natural stones, either dry stacked or mortared together, offering a classic design that will last a lifetime. These walls are usually more expensive than other types of retaining walls but if built correctly, these walls will truly last a lifetime. You have the ability to mix and match and choose what stones you want to use with a natural wall; the possibilities are endless.

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