Retaining and seat walls serve multiple purposes. Both are great because they can simultaneously provide both a functional and an aesthetic service. Retainer walls can help to control irrigation and the flow of drainage, which can add to the durability of not only your outdoor space, but even the foundations of your home. Retaining walls can also provide the perfect opportunity to create your own “hanging” garden.
Seating walls will frame your outdoor living spaces, and can also add extensive additional seating, and effectively separate the different areas and/or levels of your space, providing separate “rooms” that are ideal for entertaining large groups. The additional seating edges provided by seating walls will help eliminate the need for clusters of extra chairs during gatherings, which can disrupt traffic flow and create tripping hazards.
Both retaining walls and seating walls can also allow for additional light fixtures.