For most of us, an investment in property is the biggest we’ll make in a lifetime. It’s important that we grow the equity in the property as it forms a vital part of our retirement funding. We also want to make the best of our investments, ensuring a comfortable living space.

Many homeowners make improvements by renovating kitchens and bathrooms. Yet carefully planned retaining wall engineering may have the biggest impact on the value of your property.

More Living Space

Retaining walls are used to level sloping ground. They make available flat spaces that never previously existed. They can offer your home structural integrity by compacting the surrounding soil and reducing erosion and water runoff.

A carefully placed retaining wall may open up enough flat space for a small patio, a study, or an extra garage. All these additions will add significant value to your home.

If you’re a keen gardener, retaining walls can create tiered gardens to allow for more beds of herbs, ornamental plants or produce. You can also use retaining wall engineering to cordon off sections of your garden into specific zones.

Engineering Retaining Walls for Curb Appeal

Engineering a retaining wall for added drama and curb appeal isn’t difficult. There is a wide range of materials available so you can choose a finish that matches other structures or that blends in with the landscape.

A beautiful retaining wall can add distinction to your home and make it stand out from the neighbors. You can add benches and steps into the design so that structure serves more than one purpose.

Given all the benefits of retaining walls, it isn’t hard to see how this relatively small investment will add value to your property and improve your living spaces.

Learn more about Xpress Engineering’s affordable Engineering Retaining Wall Designs or Request a Retaining Wall Design for your own project.