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