Walls can offer privacy and an aesthetically pleasing hardscape to any commercial or residential property. They can also serve a functional purpose: to prevent water drainage and runoff or soil erosion. At Daybreaker Landscapes, our professional team of hardscape professionals has over a decade of experience installing and maintaining walls to create a beautiful space that adds value to any property.
Many people don’t realize how much time, effort, and planning goes into creating the perfect wall for an outdoor area. You need an expert with the resources to determine the right materials to use, where to install them, and how to properly maintain them to avoid damage and natural wear and tear. Daybreaker Landscapes is ready to discuss your needs and help you transform your property. Call us at (815) 596-0070 for a free quote.
A retaining wall is a structure that can prevent erosion of soil or other naturally-occurring materials from moving. It’s especially useful for properties on a hill or at the bottom of a hill or mountain. The perfectly placed wall could prevent or minimize erosion, among other functions.
The main reasons people choose to install a wall include:
Daybreaker Landscapes can construct your wall using various materials, such as wood, rocks, or concrete. All available materials have advantages and disadvantages. Some are expensive, while others don’t last as long. The type of material you choose for your wall will depend on your specific needs.
Wood – Using timber is one of the most economical choices. It’s cheaper than many other materials and easier to install. It’s durable but lightweight enough that it’s easy to remove or reposition.
Natural stone – A stone wall can add a natural look to any property while creating dimension. You have the option of a mortared wall or dry stacking. Dry stacking is a popular option because water can pass through the wall, reducing the amount of pressure caused by wet soil.
Veneer stone – Brick or stone veneer could add a unique look to a poured concrete or concrete block wall. Adding materials, such as slate, granite, or flagstone, can complement other property structures and appeal to your specific taste.
Concrete blocks – Concrete offers a modern look and comes in various colors, sizes, and shapes. It’s also incredibly durable and easy to maintain.
Brick – Brick is a popular choice for walls. It’s easy to choose the right color to complement your home or landscaping. There isn’t much maintenance required to retain the color or protect against damage. It’s also resistant to fire and poor weather conditions.
Boulders – Boulders are great for homeowners interested in privacy. They’re large enough to create a wall that divides your property from your neighbor’s property. You can enjoy your backyard without anyone watching you and your family. You can choose from different sizes and colors at affordable prices.
Gabion – This type of wall consists of rocks or other materials inside a cage made from wire or steel rods. Gabion is so durable that it can withstand downpours, wind, and other extreme weather. You can also upgrade or replace sections of a gabion wall without ruining its integrity.
The great thing about adding a wall to your property is the versatility. There’s so much you can do with a wall to update an outdoor living area, create a private space in your backyard, or add to the value of your home.
So many options exist. You could:
The design you choose for your wall is entirely up to you. Daybreaker Landscapes can meet with you to review your needs and guide you to the right choice. You should choose something that fits with the aesthetic of your property while also matching your budget. You don’t have to break the bank to add a new element to your property that complements your home and creates a beautiful space for you to enjoy for many years.
We have been providing hardscaping services to residents throughout Illinois since 2010. When you meet with us for an initial consultation, we will create a beautiful and functional design. Our team can install your new wall efficiently, so you don’t have to wait long to enjoy your property’s additional feature.
To discuss how a wall can enhance the look of your business or home, call Daybreaker Landscapes at (815) 596-0070 today. We’re here to help you plan, design, and build your project.