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Why Do I Need a Custom Retaining Wall

Many of our customers call us about custom retaining walls. These homeowners and businesses have many questions about them, so we decided to answer some of those questions in this blog post.

Because Elite Coastal Landscaping is the leader in the Myrtle Beach area for designing and installing high-quality hardscape solutions in Myrtle Beach, we know that custom retaining walls can transform your outdoor space into a functional and visually stunning environment.

Large concrete retaining wall with steps behind a two-story home.

What Are The Benefits of Retaining Walls

Some benefits of retaining walls are apparent; however, some are less obvious. Let’s look at some of these benefits for your outdoor landscaping.

  1. Erosion Control:

Retaining walls helps prevent soil erosion, especially in sloped areas, by holding back soil and preventing runoff.

  1. Improved Stability

They provide structural support to landscapes, preventing land movement and soil displacement.

  1.  Enhanced Aesthetics

Our custom-designed retaining walls add visual appeal to your outdoor space, creating terraced levels and defining borders.

  1. Maximized Space: 

With strategic placement and design, retaining walls can optimize usable space in your yard, allowing for the creation of gardens, seating areas, or play spaces.

  1. Property Value

Investing in retaining walls enhances your landscape’s beauty and functionality and increases your property’s overall value.

Elite Coastal Landscaping Retaining Wall Solutions

At Elite Coastal Landscaping, we specialize in designing and constructing retaining walls tailored to your needs and preferences. 

Our experienced team works closely with you to create custom solutions that complement your landscape design and meet your practical requirements. We are proud to offer the following;

  • Quality Materials: We use premium-quality materials, including concrete blocks, natural stone, or timber, to ensure durability and longevity.
  • Professional Installation: Our skilled craftsmen meticulously install retaining walls with precision and attention to detail, ensuring structural integrity and long-term performance.
  • Custom Design Options: Whether you prefer a modern, minimalist look or a rustic, natural aesthetic, we offer a wide range of design options to suit your style and preferences.
Retaining wall made of pavers surrounding a paver patio behind a blue house

Why Choose Elite Coastal Landscaping to Build Your Retaining Wall

If installed correctly, hardscapes are built to last, including your retaining wall. With over 35 years of experience and being a certified Belgard contractor, we have extensive knowledge of how to get the job right! We pride ourselves on the following;

  • Expertise: With years of experience in landscaping, our team has the knowledge and expertise to deliver exceptional results.
  • Client-Centric Approach: We prioritize client satisfaction, working closely with you throughout the design and installation process to ensure your vision is realized.
  • Quality Assurance: We are committed to excellence in craftsmanship and use only the highest quality materials to ensure the longevity and durability of our retaining walls.
  • Affordable Pricing: Our competitive pricing ensures you get the best value for your investment without compromising quality.

Enhance your landscape with custom retaining walls. Contact Elite Coastal Landscaping today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experts. Let us bring your vision to life and create a stunning outdoor space just for you.

Have More Questions? 

Read our FAQ section below or get started today!

Homeowners often have questions about retaining walls. Here are some common questions homeowners may have.

What is a Retaining Wall?

A retaining wall is a structure that holds back soil, preventing erosion and creating level areas in landscapes with slopes.

Why Might I Need a Retaining Wall?

A homeowner or business may want a retaining wall for their backyard to prevent erosion, create level areas for gardening or seating, enhance landscape aesthetics, and maximize usable space.

What are the Different Types of Retaining Walls?

Masonry, wood, and stone are the most popular retaining walls because of their cost-effectiveness, availability, and ease of installation.

What are the Costs Associated with Installing a Retaining Wall?

In 2024, retaining wall installation costs will range from $20 to $50 per square foot, influenced by material choice, labor, and site complexities. The price will also depend on where you live.

Do Retaining Walls Require Maintenance?

Yes, retaining walls may require maintenance, including periodic inspection, cleaning, and repair, to ensure structural integrity and longevity.

Will a Retaining Wall Increase my Property Value?

A well-designed retaining wall can increase property value by enhancing curb appeal and creating usable outdoor space.

Are There any Legal Considerations or Regulations Regarding Retaining Walls?

Yes, local regulations may apply to retaining walls, such as permits, height restrictions, and property line setbacks. If you live in a subdivision, your HOA may want approval and a plot plan to allow you to move forward with your installation.

Can I Incorporate Additional Features into the Retaining Wall Design?

You can integrate features like seating areas, lighting, or planting beds into the retaining wall design, enhancing functionality and aesthetics to suit your preferences.