The reality of protecting a home's foundation can be an opportunity for an eye-catching addition to the curb appeal of the property. The brick products produced for this purpose can be chosen to coordinate with the homes exterior. An additional choice would be natural or fabricated stone. In some cases retaining walls are built to compliment a landscape design. Clients living next to a lake or river often have a yard that slopes down to the waters edge. The "old world" look of a terraced cobblestone retaining wall with a walkway serves a purpose that is both useful and charming.