If you have a sloped property, or you simply want to add more function able space to your existing backyard, then building retaining walls may be high on your list of things to do – and we can see why! They offer an excellent way to level out tricky backyards, support excavated soil and prevent erosion during heavy rains. They can also be used for a range of other features, including outdoor furniture, garden edging and can be built into smaller stairs to take you from one part of your property to another. However, despite their benefits, there are a few things to keep in mind whilst building these walls.
This isn’t a factor that many consider, However, it’s important to remember that for larger walls, you may need to liaise with the local council – otherwise, you risk fines or may need to take the wall down completely! Whilst regulations and requirements differ around the state, if you’re building retaining walls that are over 1m in height, you will not only need council approval, but will also likely be required to work with a structural engineer! As you can see, building retaining walls can be incredibly effective and can completely reinvent the way you use your property – however, it’s important that you take the time to plan out exactly what you’re building, and the materials that you will be using to create it. To ensure you’re building a retaining wall that will be functional and attractive for years to come, partner with Yarrabee & Castlemaine. We provide stunning stone for any application, and we’re always happy to offer expert advice.