Retaining walls are special walls that are constructed and designed to keep soil along its vertical plane. The creation of said walls benefit landscapers and engineers alike to allow room for usable flat land.
Retaining walls can be made with a variety of materials such as wood, metal, different blocks, cement, and cinder blocks.
Cinder blocks are made of concrete and coal cinders. They are much lighter compared to concrete because of the proportions of its individual components are not as strong which may be why several building codes prohibit its use for DIY projects, even though cinder block is designed to respond to challenges brought about by cold weather.
Are you looking to renovate your backyard and add curb appeal? Planning to take up gardening seriously and need ample space to do it? Or maybe wanting to have a bigger lawn without buying extra land?
Then you need a retaining wall!
A retaining wall serves a dual purpose of functionality by providing you with more usable flat land, and visual appeal by adding structure to your property.