Incorporating a retaining wall into a sloping block can delivery structural integrity while at the same time breaking the harshness of the slope. There is more to a retaining wall than the choice of material…. brick, block, timber, rock….
The creative use of well sited retaining walls can become a design feature in their own right, particularly when complemented with appropriate planting of ground cover and shrubbery.
Retaining walls must be built on a quality footing to ensure long term integrity. Consideration must be given to water – natural seepage is common on a sloping block and this needs to be captured and drained away.