Retaining Walls Mercer Island WA

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Sage and Stone, LLC
(206) 799-1171
3318 19th Ave S
Seattle, WA

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Michael J Swassing, ISA Certified Arborist
(206) 841-5954
PO Box 4475
Seattle, WA

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Ecoyards
(206) 770-7879
3854 54th Ave SW
Seattle, WA

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Keep It Simple, Inc.
(866) 558-0990
12323 180th Ave NE
Redmond, WA

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T & L Nursery
(425) 885-5050
Redmond, WA
 
The Copper Vine
(206) 323-0770
1315 E Pine St
Seattle, WA

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Cascadian Edible Landscapes
(206) 708-9298
117 East Louisa Street
Seattle, WA

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Durable Plastic Design LLC
(425) 883-2570
17725 NE 65th St. STE A-100
Redmond, WA

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Plants Northwest
(425) 481-5911
Redmond, WA
 
Bamboo Gardens of WA
(425) 868-5166
Redmond, WA
 
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Improve Your Yard and Landscape with a Retaining Wall

Are you tired of watching your back yard disappear faster than your money at the gas pump? Maybe it’s time for a retaining wall. If your yard is sloped, or you simply want to add different levels to your landscape, a retaining wall is the perfect option. However, saying that you want a retaining wall for your yard is like saying that you want a new car – which one is best for your needs?

There are basically four different types of retaining walls – wood, pavers, stone/rocks and concrete. Here’s how to determine which type of retaining wall is best for your yard:

Pavers/Blocks
A retaining wall made from concrete pavers or blocks is a popular choice for do-it-yourself homeowners. The material for this type of retaining wall is available at home improvement retailers.
A paver or block wall is easy to curve to fit a unique landscape. Pavers and blocks are good for most any size retaining wall.
 
Stone/Rock
This kind of wall looks like a natural part of the landscape. Stone and rock walls, though, are usually more difficult to build because they involve fitting pieces together and securing them with mortar. They are generally better for lower retaining walls.
 
Concrete
If strength is the sole determining factor in your retaining wall, then you can’t go wrong with concrete. Concrete will probably last as long as you own your home, but it also presents two major challenges – cost and appearance. Conc...

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