5 Retaining Wall Alternatives for Your Backyard Landscaping

If you have a sloping property chances are you have to deal with it in some way. How you go about it depends on the type of earth (rock, soil, etc.) and how steep the slope. While retaining walls are a common option, there are retaining wall alternatives to consider which we set out here.

Retaining walls are technically walls that are secured into the earth in some fashion.  However, retaining walls aren’t the only way to deal with slopes, whether in your backyard or elsewhere.

Below we list out and describe several alternatives to retaining walls.

1. Reinforced Soil Slopes

Reinforced soil slopes are a quick and easy construction style that uses a geotextile, such as polyethylene or polypropylene, to lock existing soil into place to create a reinforced mass. Due to the flexibility of the geotextile used in creating such a structure, reinforced soil slopes are able to withstand larger settlements and movement triggered by earthquakes. The average price for a reinforced soil slope is between $3.00-$27.00 per square foot.

2. Natural Stone Walls

Natural stone walls are retaining wall alternatives that can be used for a number of purposes. Most often, you see natural rock walls used

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4 Types of Quartz (Ultimate Buying Guide)

Get the lowdowns on all the different types of quartz and the essential factors you need to consider for each type, including instructional videos and useful tips on installation and the upkeep of quartz.

Quartz is a popular building material worldwide due to its availability and durability. At first glance, quartz in the form of rock may look like any other rock, but it’s a versatile mineral that plays an integral role in the home building and decorating world.

The options for incorporating quartz into your home may seem endless, but there are a few things worth considering before you head to your local home improvement store and browse their quartz products.

How you plan to use the quartz, where you install it, and pricing are all important deciding factors. We’ll start out by discussing common uses of quartz in the home, as well as some benefits and drawbacks to each type of quartz.

A kitchen without a countertop is hardly a usable space. Not only do countertops provide valuable working space for preparing food, but for many homeowners, a countertop on top of a kitchen island is a gathering space and an excellent option for people who don’t have

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