Advantages Of Using Concrete Blocks For Retaining Walls

If you’re thinking about a retaining wall for your garden, the main decision you’re going to need to consider is which material to use.

With various options to choose from, such as timber, stone or concrete blocks, it can be hard to know which material is going to be right for your garden.


One of the main reasons behind the growing popularity in using concrete blocks in retaining walls is that they offer many more options than timber or stone in terms of design and appearance, meaning you can easily find a style to suit your taste within your budget and the current look of your garden. Concrete also offers you the opportunity to choose between different shaped blocks, colours, textures, sizes, and patterns.

With other materials often associated with specific styles e.g. stone is often linked to being contemporary whilst wood is more rustic; the versatility of concrete allows you to pretty much create any style you desire.

Aside from the design side of things, concrete blocks are one of the easiest materials to install. Blocks are cut so that they fit together and then simply stacked. When you compare this to stone, which is time consuming to install, you start to see a real difference in both your timescale and cost.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that retaining walls made from concrete blocks tend to last a lot longer too.

Of course, you’ll need to ensure that your wall has been built using a solid foundation, proper drainage and so forth, which is why seeking a quality landscaping company is so important.


Published on March 20th, 2015 by Tuff Yards

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