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Why Homeowners Install Stone Veneer Retaining Walls

Why Homeowners Install Stone Veneer Retaining Walls

Stone veneer retaining walls are an increasingly popular choice for Kansas City area homeowners looking to add beauty and value to their property. And, some use them as an attractive way to solve erosion or sloping issues. Since stone veneer is completely customizable, you can choose the type of stone to your project. This makes stone veneer perfect for any yard size or budget, whether it’s part of your outdoor living space or your landscaping.

Stone Veneer Retaining Wall for Outdoor Living Spaces

Retaining walls are functional in outdoor living spaces and add value to your home. The functionality comes from using a retaining wall as a level surface for extra seating, storage, space divider and more.

Or, a retaining wall can add a sense of privacy as a visual barrier against neighbors.

And, stone veneer can be applied to a variety of outdoor living space and outdoor kitchen surfaces, creating a gorgeous, textured look that complements your home and space’s style.

Stone Veneer Retaining Wall for Landscaping

You might’ve seen it on home improvement shows. You might’ve heard about it from a real estate agent. It’s good advice that stands the test of time. A little bit of landscaping goes a long way and instantly increases the curb appeal and value of your home.

Stone veneer can be incorporated into your initial landscaping design or possibly added later to refresh it. Stone veneer is popular in landscape design plans because it adds visual interest through the shape, size, texture and color of the veneers, yet it allows you to easily match with your home’s exterior color and style. Some of the best projects we’ve seen add stone veneer to elements of the landscaping, as well as update accent areas on the exterior of the home. For example, replacing existing brick or siding spots with stone veneer. 

Take a look at our stone veneer gallery.

Stone Veneer Retaining Walls for Solving Steep Slope, Erosion and Drainage Issues

If your home is situated on a sloped lot, safety, erosion and drainage can become problems.

Sloped yards can be difficult to mow and to walk on, making them a hazard for you, family and guests.

Erosion is caused by rainwater running down sloped areas that eventually washes away soil from beneath your lawn, leaving it vulnerable to drought. Proper drainage is needed to avoid erosion, and a retaining wall can be part of drainage. Concrete retaining walls aren’t particularly pretty to look at, but adding stone veneer to their surfaces transforms them with visual appeal and can make them even stronger. Plus, stone veneer is incredibly durable and resists fading from sun exposure unlike some types of concrete.

A stone veneer retaining wall, when placed in the right place and built well, can help solve problems stemming from improper drainage. When water isn’t directed away from your home, the integrity of your foundation is at risk.

Learn more about stone veneer for exterior projects: How to Reduce Home Remodeling Costs Using Stone Veneer

Let Complete Home Concepts Design a Solution to Meet Your Project Goals

Stone veneer retaining walls:

  • Add value to your home
  • Improve curb appeal
  • Beautifully solve safety, erosion and drainage challenges

Plus, they can be customized to match the surrounding landscape so that they blend into or complement your home. We can help you design a solution that meets all your needs—and looks spectacular too.

Made from the highest quality stone products, Complete Home Concepts’ stone veneer selection is second to none in the Kansas City area. Installation performed by master stonemasons only seals the deal. Pick a style and color from the Model Stone, Semco or Coronado collections. Contact us or visit our showroom today.