As a homeowner, it’s essential to know what retaining wall would work best with your needs, location and garden layout. There are many different retaining walls on the market, and it can be challenging to choose which one suits your project best. This Wonder Walls guide will explore popular types of retaining walls and why they make a great addition to your backyard.
When it comes to sprucing up a backyard, many people dive straight into constructing outdoor DIY furniture or laying down artificial grass. Although both options look great, they don’t last and provide little value to your outdoor space. That’s where retaining walls come in to save the landscaping day!
Retaining walls are a fantastic investment that will make you proud of your backyard for years to come. After all, the Aussie sun is not so bad when it’s bouncing off your new retaining walls and illuminating your freshly enhanced backyard! At Wonder Walls, we proudly provide precast reinforced concrete panels and post retaining walls to create practical, beautiful landscapes.
What is a retaining wall?
Retaining walls are functional, no-nonsense structures best suited for backyards in the Australian climate. They provide a firm base for your garden and keep the soil under control, but they also look great and enhance the beauty of any backyard. A retaining wall is usually a long and tall structure placed at an angle against the slope, perpendicular to the ground.
Why use them?
Retaining walls can be utilised in many ways depending on your desired result. Retaining walls are perfect for filling the gaps between hills, creating flat and level surfaces for outdoor spaces, or defining boundaries between different areas. Retaining walls are commonly built to allow a slope to maintain its natural gradient but can also be utilised to flatten out a steep incline or create level areas for planting. Retaining walls also help prevent flooding by slowing the water’s drainage back into the ground, assisting you in managing runoff from rains and protecting against the erosion of your backyard soil. It all depends on your purpose and what you want from your retaining wall — so have your garden and backyard inspiration handy; let’s create your dream backyard!
The possibilities are endless!
At Wonder Walls, we offer durable, versatile retaining wall solutions perfect for anyone looking to elevate their outdoor space for endless seasons to come.
Our Wonder Wall solutions are attractive, affordable and perfect for;
- Tiered retaining walls
- Garden edges
- Retaining where space is limited
- Terracing steep slopes
- Replacing termite-infested sleepers
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Choosing a suitable material for your retaining wall project
Retaining walls are manufactured from many different materials, but concrete is one of the most common materials. Concrete has many benefits, such as being less expensive, long-lasting and resistant to erosion than other materials such as wood or metal. We offer a wide variety of materials and finishes paired with expert advice from our friendly Wonder Walls team so that you can make an informed decision as to which product is right for your project.
Wonder Walls materials include:
– Concrete blocks
– Panel and Post retaining products
– Stone retaining walls
We provide a wide range of traditional grey and cream panels with a smooth finish. Our Slate finish offers a beautiful look in Grey, and our customised panels come in a range of colours and finishes, so you can find the one that suits your style best. You’re free to decide which ones are perfect for your walls in our Carlisle showroom or see our display at our Homebase Expo, Subiaco.
The Wonder Walls guarantee
Wonder Walls has won a reputation for excellence in innovation and manufacturing quality. We proudly provide Australia’s lightest, thinnest and strongest retaining wall systems. All our products are made from high-quality materials with no waste and a 5-year guarantee! Our Wonder Walls showroom in Perth has a wide range of precast reinforced concrete retaining walls in various colours and finishes.