Every older neighborhood has one. The eyesore. Sagging, sad, crumbling. A retaining wall. Built sometime in the 1980s, usually out of railroad ties or cinder blocks that have long since lost their battle with Mother Earth, they sit there, devaluing the property around them and reminding the neighbors, potential home buyers, and appraisers that this house is past its prime.
Updating a failed retaining wall is one surefire way to update a property and bring a fresh face to the overall landscaping. While often not a cheap endeavor, it cannot be overlooked as a vital first step in refreshing and modernizing an exterior. And while I am certainly a sucker for a gorgeous natural stone or custom veneered retaining wall to match the home, Gravity Stone Segmental Retaining Wall Block can be a modern and budget-friendly way to update your sagging retaining wall. Appalachian Valley Landscape has installed thousands of square feet of SRW retaining walls, and the transformations are amazing. Check it out!