Retaining Walls and Waterfalls

Retaining walls have become a popular sight in most homes today. This is because of the wide range of uses they are relevant to. You can use them to control erosion, transform a sloped yard, or control water runoff. In recent times, waterfalls have become a usual combination with retaining walls. In their own right, waterfalls help provide calm to an environment. They also improve the ambiance while adding a cooling effect. However, it can be quite challenging to incorporate these features together. This is because of the considerable experience required to combine both. 

Regardless, that should not be a worry anymore. Here are some ideas on how to combine a waterfall with a retaining wall in your construction.

In-Wall Waterfall

A smart way to incorporate a waterfall with your retaining wall is through an in-wall waterfall. This design incorporates the waterfall such that the water flows from an opening inside the wall. This smooth sheet flows into a ground basin where it gets circulated back to the spillway or opening. Typically, this provides a stunning look that transforms your home. Even more, you can always install an additional spa or bool in place of the basin for more beauty.

However, what makes this a great choice is its ease of maintenance. This design is largely easy to maintain. You can always design a self-draining device.

Also, with this design, you can easily incorporate the water feature into a present retaining wall. You can also incorporate it into a new design. Not to worry, it is an optimal design that conserves energy and uses little water. You can also combine a LED lighting mechanism that provides an adorable night time. Even more, you can design it to operate it remotely. 

You can incorporate this design in different sizes. As such, it fits perfectly into small and large projects. Without any doubt, it is a versatile choice.

Pondless Waterfall 

You can also try out the pondless waterfall if you are interested in a more natural look. All you need to do is maximize the natural slope and design a waterfall flowing over your terraced landscape. Even more, you can apply the pondless pool as a bridgework between your yard and the retaining wall. In turn, you get an attractive and spectacular focal point. 

Usually, you can apply this design in varying sizes. For instance, you can design a spillway that is 10 feet small. You can also design one that extends up to 40 inches wide. There are also a wide variety of configurations that you can utilize. For instance, you can use a stream to connect waterfalls in a large landscape.

Also, this design requires less maintenance and space. In turn, this makes it a great choice. You will also require less water as it circulates water through a reservoir. This design can also incorporate a timer that allows you to save energy consistently.

Waterfall and Pond

You can also design waterfalls that flow into ponds or pools. This is a great choice as a pond or pool already brings elegance and class to the home. This design merely ups the design bringing more value to the home. 

With this design, water enters the pond or pool rather than a basin. This system also uses a pump incorporated as a pull jump system or with the existing pool. You can always add lighting to improve the overall appeal of this design, especially at night. 

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