Not all backyard pool projects are straightforward. Sometimes, due to the grading of your lawn, you may be required to put in a retaining wall. Although some Sydney area yards pose more of a challenge than others, installing a quality retaining wall will help ease issues associated with challenging yards.
The main purpose of a retaining wall is to act as a barrier to soil in your yard. If there is a section of your pool that needs to be flattened to accommodate your pool, the retaining wall will help to keep the soil from coming into the pool. The retaining wall will also help to cover the look of the dug up earth, making it more aesthetically pleasing. The wall is often made up of materials that will complement the pool decking so that the entire pool landscaping look it cohesive.
Retaining walls can also be installed for purely aesthetic purposes as well. If you have a row of trees or shrubs that you wish to cover, the retaining wall can help beautify that area. Retaining walls are also a great addition when you have a view you wish to enjoy, you can make the retaining wall at bench height for you and your family to sit on and enjoy. Retaining walls can also be constructed for privacy purposes.
Will Your Yard Need a Retaining Wall?
The answer to this question will vary depending on the grade of your yard and where you intend to install the swimming pool. If you have a sloped yard, there is a good chance that you could benefit from installing a retaining wall.
Many yards in Sydney have varying degrees of elevation and obviously we want the swimming pool to be on a flat, level surface. To achieve a flat, level surface for the swimming pool, we often need to install a retaining wall to achieve the desired landscape.
Since each yard and situation is unique, we advise that you give our expert team a call to set up a free consultation. We will come to your home, at a time convenient to you and examine your landscape in order to provide the best advice on whether or not a retaining wall will be required.
Types of Retaining Walls
There are two main types of retaining walls; masonry and segmental. Masonry retaining walls are typically made from poured concrete and are usually faced with some kind of brick or stone. Segmental retaining walls are made up of concrete blocks that are stacked one on top of another to form a wall.
Segmental walls tend to be more popular since they are a bit cheaper and easier to install. The blocks can be molded to fit virtually any size and shape you need. Segmental walls are also usually just as visually appealing as masonry walls and cost nearly half the price to install.
No matter which type of retaining wall you choose to install, it is important that you choose the right materials to get the job done. Premier Landscapers Sydney have all the knowledge and experience to help you add a beautiful and functional retaining wall to your pool landscaping.
If you are looking for retaining wall installation in Sydney, give us a call today, we can’t wait to help build the pool landscape of your dreams!