Benefits of Wooden Retaining Walls
When the garden has a certain degree of slope is recommended to create a wall to prevent water from eroding the soil. Although it is a highly practical and functional use, it does not mean that the walls in question can not be both decorative and enrich the landscape design of the lawn.
There are several types of retaining wall: brick, stone, Gabon, block, concrete and wooden retaining walls. But I will focus on the last type. If we do it right, a wooden retaining wall can beautify garden and give it a more natural look. It’s important to choose a good wood as the source material, such as log, railroad and cedar. As long as wood type is hard, strong and durable, or appropriately treated it can fulfill condition to be used.
Build wooden retaining walls are not costly. Simple constructions can be do-it-yourself activity. Everybody without advance skill as carpenter can do. Build this retaining wall is great investment from several aspects: affordable price, natural, make stronger unstable soil and make over landscape become more beautiful.
Wooden retaining walls constructed from high quality wood can stand more than 20 years. Because this material will contact directly to earth, it needs waterproofing treatment to prevent rapidly damaged from moisture factor. This is one of its weakness if we compare with other retaining wall materials.
In many cases the grounds of the gardens are not fully developed, but there may be more or less pronounced differences; In these cases deciding to create support walls is a very useful idea from a point of view, because they prevent the erosion of the land by rainwater, rather than irrigation, and at the same time can contribute significantly The landscaping of the entire outdoor area.
The supporting walls can be made with materials and with different techniques, they can be erected to create large flowerbeds, separate the various cultivation’s or the different area of the garden, or still become real raised beds.