A retaining wall is a structure that holds back the soil and prevents it from sloping down. It is usually used to create level surfaces for construction, and it can be functional or purely aesthetic. Retaining walls are used to increase the usable space of a sloped property, to keep water from flowing downhill and eroding the land, or simply to enhance the natural beauty of a landscape. They are built for their visual appeal and for individuals who just want a way to make their property look unique.
Retaining walls are permanent structures that require more planning than other hardscaping elements. Most exterior retaining walls are built at least 8 inches above grade, but some local codes require them to be higher than that for better protection against damage. The goal is to stabilize the soil and create a level surface for the landscape. It is sometimes possible to create the required level surface by dumping in fill material and compacting it down with a tamper, but retaining walls are much more effective at keeping the fill material from shifting.
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