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Retaining Wall - Landscaping Tips - Morley

Retaining walls are an integral part of your landscape that enhance the aesthetic and protect your home. Installing a retaining wall is a cost-effective investment that our agents strongly recommend. Once installed, you'll enjoy many benefits, including, but not limited to, the following five things our clients frequently mention.

  1. Increased Property Value
    Retaining walls don't sell the property, but they are definitely something prospective buyers notice. A properly built retaining wall that's well-maintained enhances the property's curb appeal and preserves the property's value by protecting the landscape and the structure from erosion and flooding. Further, because you can design the retaining wall as desired, you can create a retaining wall that creates an aesthetic that enhances the home's appearance. Whether you choose a straight, tiered, or curved wall made from concrete, stone, or brick, you can design and build a customized wall that fits seamlessly into the property. In fact, the wall will become the anchor that will frame the landscape around your home.

  2. Flood Protection 
    It rains in Nassau roughly 130 days per year, and these showers can deposit upward of 30" of rain per year. That doesn't include the occasional stronger storm that blows through the region. Retaining walls provide considerable flood protection and help ensure water drains away from the property and not into your home or beneath your foundation.

  3. Adds Space
    Whether you have a large landscape or a yard with a small footprint, you can always use more space. Tiered retaining walls are ideal for large and small properties because they give you additional space to plant gardens, install fountains, and more. They make it easy to define the landscape and create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

  4. Reduces Landscaping Work
    Time is money, whether you're doing the work yourself or paying someone else to maintain your landscape. The less time you have to trim the grass, prune the trees, sweep sand and dirt from sidewalks, or pull weeds, the better. Retaining walls make keeping your landscape neat and tidy a little easier. They accomplish this by preventing soil erosion, and unlike fences and other landscaping features, they require precious little maintenance when properly installed. While more costly to install than a fence, a well-built retaining wall on Nassau and Paradise Island homes for sale will look as good as new today, tomorrow, and 50 years down the road.

  5. Retaining Walls Are Reliable Insurance
    Protection is mentioned time and time again by Nassau homeowners with solid retaining walls around their properties. In fact, because many homeowners' insurance policies may not cover soil and ground problems, retaining walls are, in a way, their own insurance policy. And, as a detached structure, it's usually easier to secure insurance coverage for the retaining wall than to secure coverage against soil and ground problems. Over time, the money a solid retaining wall can save you from having to spend repairing foundation problems can easily be far less than the wall's engineering, design, and installation expense.     

We encourage you to contact us to learn more about the properties currently on the market. We're happy to help you find the home of your dreams in The Bahamas.

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