Selection of materials is often based on existing site elements and architecture, and the overall characteristics of the property.
The design and materials need to befit the setting:
- Formal masonry walls veneered in brick or stone or an informal arrangement of boulders can enhance a view, add character, and create multi-levels for plants and hardscapes.
- Retaining walls are also important engineering features helping correct drainage and erosion problems, with detailed thought given to placement and material.
- The design and build of walls and steps can provide functional purpose and a dramatic architectural impact.