Embankments are man-made systems put in place for the purpose of pushing back water and preventing soil erosion from occurring or even the earth moving. Usually built using rocks or earth, some of them are built in a way that cause them to have sloping angles and are built for large tasks like providing support and stability for canals or for minor tasks like keeping water off your property. It is important to note that these constructed embankments ca also suffer from structural problems so attention should be given on a regular basis to ensure that cracks and other structural issues can be easily identified and fixed as soon as possible.
When it comes to houses, building a wall on slopes and difficult grades is a major problem that builders have to face. Retaining walls like limestone retaining walls can help hold back the soil to prevent soil erosion.
When combined with proper draining systems, limestone retaining walls can also help easily manage the water flow especially during storms and is sure to improve the landscape in the vicinity, helping to make it more usable. With a sturdily built retaining wall, you can plant flowers or trees that you prefer, improve the landscaping for your house or even include an entrance to your home. The need for retaining walls is greater in hilly and mountainous areas where you are more likely to come across uneven surfaces. For places like this, building walls in places where it is not safe to wander through is a splendid idea. If built properly they will not affect the landscaping features of your house too.
On uneven surfaces, the risks of soil erosion is greater than on even surfaces due to the fact that fast moving water has the power and capability to destroy the land put the building and the surrounding structures under danger of collapsing. Building retaining walls and coupling them with a working and clog free drainage will help resolve this issue.
The use of such walls is also proven to increase the market value of your residential area due to the reason that they add versatility and style to your house. Embankments built with natural elements like rocks are good at withstanding the harsh outdoor conditions and are usually the go to option for builders. Using natural elements are also cheaper and make it easy for you to repair any section of the wall in case of damage or in times of maintenance. Water retaining walls like stone walls also have the advantage of blending smoothly with the rest of the landscape and require less maintenance than the usual walls.