One of the best ways to transform a backyard from boring to extraordinary is with the simple addition of a captivating wall or retaining wall system. Walls define spaces, add vertical interest, and can even serve to house necessary features, such as outdoor lighting. Here’s how to achieve the look of natural stone for your retaining walls in Dix Hills, NY with Rivercrest Wall from Unilock.
What is Rivercrest Wall?
Rivercrest Wall from Unilock offers a completely natural stacked flagstone appearance. The installation cost of Rivercrest Wall is typically lower than if you were to use natural stone, since Rivercrest Wall units are engineered to fit together precisely with a tongue-and-groove design, without the need for mortar. The product comes in a wide array of unit sizes, shapes, and textures. Whether you prefer straight lines and square corners or curved shapes that follow the contours of your property, Rivercrest Wall is ideal.
Unilock Reala Technology creates ultra-realistic textures that are cast from natural stone for a random and beautiful appearance that is hard to distinguish from natural stone.
To tie your retaining wall in with the rest of the landscape, Rivercrest Wall is the perfect complement to most Unilock paver products, such as Richcliff, to continue the flagstone aesthetic, or Umbriano, to add the authentic appearance of granite to your hardscape. Rivercrest Wall comes in two colors: Buff and Coastal Slate – both neutral colors that work exceptionally well with any design aesthetic.
Rivercrest Wall has tons of character and is just as gorgeous installed as part of a modern design theme with bold, straight lines, as it is in a rustic setting where walls and walkways meander gently through the landscape.
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How can you use Rivercrest Wall?
Rivercrest Wall is recommended for applications of about 2’ in height or less, however higher walls can be specially engineered. Planters, fire pits, pillars, water features, tree rings, seating walls, steps, grill islands and outdoor kitchens are just a few of the options you have with this versatile product.
Planters: break up large, expansive patios with planters to create visual interest and make the space feel more intimate.
Fire pits: nothing draws people together like the ambience of a fire. Rivercrest Wall is ideal for fire pits and a matching seating walls.
Pillars: add elegance to your landscape by finishing it off with the Rivercrest Wall Rapid Pillar System.
Water features: bring the soothing sounds of running water to your landscape with water features made from Rivercrest Wall, for a gorgeous and timeless look.
Tree rings: make a statement with Rivercrest Wall tree rings that offer a shady place to sit, and protect trees from lawnmower damage.
Seating walls: add overflow seating and define outdoor living ‘rooms’ using Rivercrest Wall.
Steps: outdoor steps are the perfect opportunity to add visual interest, as well as house low-voltage lighting.
Grill islands and outdoor kitchens: tie your outdoor cooking area into its surroundings using the gorgeous natural appearance of Rivercrest Wall.
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Unilock offers two wonderful options to make it even easier to achieve the look you want for your outdoor living space.
First, Unilock offers the Rivercrest Wall Rapid Pillar System, which comes with all the necessary materials to create beautiful and functional pillars at the entrance to your patio, define a walkway, give steps a more elegant feel, and house outdoor light fixtures.
Another option is the Rivercrest Firepit Kit, which makes installing a crowd-pleasing gas or wood-burning fire pit a breeze.
The title image features a Rivercrest Wall entrance with Richcliff pavers.