Retaining walls: Creating Space and Adding Character

Retaining walls are integral elements to ensure your lawn’s integrity and stability. The primary purpose of retaining wall is to hold the difference in the ground elevations. For many homes that are built with elevations on their property, their yard can become a wasted space unsuitable for physical activities and entertainment. Retaining walls can make up for this difference easily and help you realized the vast space that is available. 

Why You Need Professional Landscaping Experts to Build Retaining Walls?

Believe it or not, a professional team of landscaping experts will help you get the most benefits from your landscaping project. Retaining walls, in particular, require immense attention to detail and experience because with the right designing and proper structure you can get a truly purposeful wall. 

Our award-winning team at Kay2 Contracting is fully capable of offering exceptionally well-built and intricately designed retaining walls. With over 15 years of experience in the landscaping and home renovation industry and a clear understanding of the climatic conditions in Alberta, we can create the most suitable design of retaining wall that suits the individual requirements of your home and lifestyle. 

Not every home is the same, and we completely understand this circumstance. This is why we encompass a great knowledge of hardscapes and offer a full range of customization features including drainage, planting, and selection of materials. You can select from a diverse range of styles, colors, materials, and shapes to match your taste and the look of the house.

Uses of Retaining Walls:

If your property has steep slopes, these areas are generally rendered useless. A retaining wall will sculpt the space as per your requirements. You can transform and recapture the sloped areas into a functional yard using our proficiency and designing expertise in home renovation. Moreover, if you want to create a flat surface to landscape your yard and add a patio, extending the green spaces or develop a play set to replace sloped surfaces, we can help you achieve the desired look. 

Here is a great example of how a well-designed retaining wall and landscaping can help you reclaim your back yard:

This family purchased a home that backed onto a sound wall with a significant slope >45 degrees. The previous owners attempted to retrieve the yard space by building an expansive deck over as much of the yard as possible. While this allowed them an extra 150sq ft of outdoor entertainment space, this was not enough for the new homeowners and their growing family. Kay2 Contracting was able to help them plan and design the perfect layout to meet their requirements and maximizing the use of space. Relocating the deck expansion lengthwise, and building a large retaining wall provided a level yard, aesthetic character and allowed them to reclaim over 2000sq ft of outdoor entertainment space!  In addition, when high rainfall hit the Calgary area the following spring, many homes in the neighborhood experienced basement flooding. Much credit to the new retaining wall, our client experienced no water issues at all. 

If you need more space or you are experiencing water issues, consult with an expert at Kay2 Contracting and see if a retaining wall is right for your property. 

Benefits of Retaining Walls:

Retaining walls are highly beneficial for enhancing the overall outlook of your home and improve its design and spaciousness. Through retaining walls, you can provide necessary structural support that a change in elevation demands. Moreover, it serves as the perfect method of controlling flood in your lawn because if the lawn if you’re located on a slope.

By lowering the incline, retaining walls can allow the rainwater to drain into the soil appropriately and quickly. In fact, if you live in an excessively rainy region, retaining wall designs featuring drainage pipes is a must-have in your lawn. Such a wall will be helpful in controlling the water flow and preventing it from entering your home. 

Whether you live in Calgary, Canmore, Banff or Edmonton and surrounding areas Kay2 Contracting offers some of the most reliable landscaping and home renovation services in Alberta. Our expert team of professionals are fully capable in the design and construction of retaining walls and other hardscapes. Book an appointment or contact us today to discuss your next landscaping project.