Retaining walls offer many functions when planning or adding accents to a property. A retaining wall can make an otherwise unusable portion of you property functional again. A retaining wall is generally built in order to retain soil. However, walls can serve aesthetic functions as well. A knee wall along a stone patio can serve as a perfect sitting area. A stone or brick foundation wall is the perfect anchor for your professional landscape. Retaining walls when combined with brick pavers can make drab space attractive again. There are various types of walls available. The material you select will depend on the function and location of your wall. Your budget will also have a bearing on your selection.