If your landscape features sharp gradient shifts, a retaining wall is a feature that is worth implementing. In addition to offering vital structural support to large concentrations of soil, a beautifully constructed retaining wall can be an enticing centrepiece for your yards. Retaining walls also provide various other advantages that can help turn your landscape into a functional and striking masterpiece. Waterproof cement also plays an important role in the waterproofing process at our homes. But why should you install the Retaining wall waterproofing membrane?
The retaining wall is used to hold the soil in place. This applies mainly to landscapes with small hills where these walls serve as a necessary barrier to prevent the soil from slipping forward in a landslide. This can prove vital given the wet summer transitions, as rain can intensify soil degradation. This makes the retaining wall waterproofing membrane a required protection feature for your landscape, ensuring your well-being as well as the well-being of your home and the features of your yard.
Preventing Soil Erosion and Providing Flood Control
Erosion is ever prevalent in any landscape, whether it is due to wind or water. This makes retaining wall waterproofing membrane even more critical, particularly if your landscape does not have many trees and shrubs to keep the soil in place. Besides providing the required soil support, retaining walls often minimize surface runoff by minimizing sharper gradients. This reduces the speed at which water flows across the surface and reduces erosion.
Much of this is achieved by retaining walls while also providing efficient flood protection in water drainage to avoid flooding. Channels and drain pipes may be built into the building to provide further proper drainage and water control measures. At the same time, retaining walls decreases the gradient by terracing, allowing water to soak into the soil rather than wash off the surface.
Adding Functional Space to Your Yard
Though hills and mountains can be attractive features on their own, they also appear to take up precious space and prove difficult to landscape. By building terraces using a retaining wall waterproofing membrane series, you can add more functional space to your yard, which can then be used for planting.
The retaining walls will prove to be bold and attractive, depending on their height and material. The contrast between waterproof cement or stone structure and a natural landscape will work wonders for a landscape. In addition, with coping solutions such as our rounded Brussels Full-nose coping, a retaining wall can be doubled as a seat wall if it is built at the right height.
From the beginning, you are going to want to start your waterproofing with the foundation. This is something that contractors should have knowledge of and should be willing to do for you. Before they begin to backfill waterproof cement, make sure that they give your foundation about a month to reach its maximum power. You will also need external drainage tiles around your base and at least a few feet of wide gravel to directly prevent the water from entering your basement or foundation.