A retaining wall can sometimes be simply a functional and necessary way to remedy a steep slope in your client’s landscape, but other times it can serve to add some much needed dimension and interest. While natural stones are quite beautiful, they can also add cost to a project because they are heavier to transport and require a lengthier construction time. Unilock wall units have all of the charm and appeal of natural stones, but they can significantly shorten the installation time for a York, PA, retaining wall project.
The vertical appearance of a retaining wall can change the entire look of a front or back yard. Not only do the green grass and plants of the landscape dominate the horizontal element, but a retaining wall can bring the eye up to higher portions of the terrain. The addition of a retaining wall can turn a previously unusable space and into an outdoor room or entertaining area.
The changing elevations of tiered retaining walls can add space for gardens, play areas, and spots to relax. Anchor the different levels with lighted pillars and steps to make traversing the height easy to navigate at night.
Accent Retaining Walls
Serving a purely decorative function, accent retaining walls may not initially seem like a necessary part of the landscape, but they can unify the patio and entertaining spaces. The top of the accent walls can be used for additional seating for parties and family gatherings. Or, if the top is constructed of wide stones or coping, let clients know they could use the surface area for a drink station or to space out appetizers in different locations.
Unilock Wall Units
Wall units from Unilock offer the beauty of stone but with the durability and lasting nature of concrete. Designed for easy installation, Unilock wall units can be used to construct both straight and curved retaining walls. Lineo Dimensional Stone adds to a modern landscape’s elegance with sleek lines that could be fitting for a low retaining wall, while the Brussels Dimensional System highlights the look of naturally aged stone. The Concord Wall, available in multiple finishes, offers an appropriate design for building a stable slope wall. Estate Wall resembles aged, natural rock. And Rivercrest Wall is a classic stacked stone aesthetic that complements any nearby hardscape features, whether the style is traditional or contemporary. Adding other Unilock pavers and tiles as borders into the retaining wall can add a personalized touch for your client.
Aside from the ease of installation, Unilock wall units embody technology that withstands the freeze/thaw cycles of the York, PA, seasons, making them a great choice for the Pennsylvania climate. Easily cleaned with just dish soap and water, Unilock wall units rarely need to be cleaned and require no special chemicals when the time does come.
When homeowners talk about adding a retaining wall to reduce erosion or to increase usable outdoor space, suggest Unilock wall units to create a long-lasting, sturdy structures. With color choices from the gray tones to an earthy tan, Unilock wall units are both beautiful and functional.
We offer great products and the expertise you need—Watson Supply Inc. can help you meet the expectations of clients who want a new retaining wall.
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