We all wish our homes to be a welcoming, beautiful, durable and safe haven that is built to reflect our aesthetic sense, but constructing a home which is all this and more can be quite a mammoth task, taking into consideration the escalating prices of real estate and the increasing demand for habitable space.
In this blog, we will tell you how to increase the value of your home in a simple step- construction of concrete retaining walls.
These seemingly normal walls provide a multitude of benefits, about which you will learn here.
Structurally, concrete walls are set up for a particular purpose within a yard and may serve as a statement structure like a tiered system of walls, designed to transform any inclined exterior into a beautiful landscape that is not just beautiful, but is functional as well.
Apart from that, concrete provides many performance benefits that can improve the sustainability of any structure as given below-
Concrete is inherently water resistant and is suitable for constructions that are intended to be waterproof.
The degree to which a structure can provide protection from flood waters is determined by the concrete specifications and the design details.
Being a heavyweight material, concrete has the ability to absorb, store and release heat due to the property of thermal mass- this helps in regulating the temperature inside homes.
Concrete is virtually fireproof, and can maintain airtight construction that prevents smoke from spreading, while maintaining building strength during fires. It does not release any toxic fumes and drip molten particles during fires.
Concrete walls have considerable reserve strength along with the ability to accommodate future alterations.
Lightweight concrete blocks and low strength concrete absorb carbon dioxide quickly which reduces the carbon footprint of construction. Hence, with concrete retaining walls in your home, you are looking at environment-friendly construction.