Be Prepared for Spring Erosion

Posted on February 27, 2016

Retaining Wall

Stone Walls Preventing Erosion from Spring Weather


While winter is still in full swing, many have not thought ahead to the spring months when the snow and frost begin to melt and every yard in New England becomes a giant mud bath. Between roofs, gutters, and drainage, it can become a nightmare. Some are fortunate to have no major issues to the integrity of their property, but there are some who deal with soil erosion, especially in yards with challenging slopes and hills.


This erosion can leave places in your grass in disarray, causing streams of dirt piles and unsafe surfaces to walk near or on. It can also effect your home’s foundation depending upon the severity and proximity of the erosion. One of the easiest solutions to this problem is a retaining wall, constructed to help shorten the slopes and contain the dirt with concrete, brick, or stone. These walls are used to collect water in the soil instead of allowing the soil to be carried off as it would with a lesser incline.


These walls not only help structurally; they offer aesthetic appeal. Stone walls can have different levels and plains to create gardens, stairs, and ledges. Whatever your design preferences, these walls can be created to save your yard from floating away and look beautiful while doing it.


Cataldo Landscaping and Masonry has been helping create stone retaining walls in Newton, MA since 1978. We know New England weather and how important it is to not only create stone walls around your home that stand up to our tough winters and muddy springs, but make your home look better too. We pride ourselves on creating beautiful masonry that will last a lifetime and will be worth your investment.


If you’re interested in a stone wall for your house come the spring, give us a call today at (781) 304-8900.