Outdoor Retaining Wall Design and Installation
Retaining walls serve many purposes in the landscape. Outdoor retaining walls can be structural or ornamental in design, serve as focal points, or be a less visible part of the hardscape that helps create the proper grade and elevation changes of your landscape.
J&J designs build and install retaining walls out of many materials and in many styles. Our team has years of experience with designing and installing outdoor retaining walls for both residential and commercial landscapes. The available materials and styles include:
- Dry stacked stone walls
- CMU walls with stone veneer
- Paver wall systems
- Pressure-treated timber walls
- Custom brick retaining walls
Residential Retaining Wall Design
Besides deciding on wall material, important considerations need to be given to proper drainage solutions, erosion control, and how grade changes will affect your property in general. Whether you need a dry-stacked stone wall to complement your landscape or a paver wall system or a timber wall to create planting tiers on a slope, our designers can come up with the perfect solution and then the perfect installation for your property. Don’t forget to integrate outdoor lighting within your retaining wall for dramatic effect when the sun goes down.
Contact us today for a free consultation to further discuss our retaining wall design and retaining wall installation process!
What Our Clients are Saying…
"reassuring and helpful"
I selected J&J to build a backyard patio, retaining wall, and walkway. I had high expectations for this project and J&J managed to exceed them. I found them to be trustworthy to get the job done right, as well as, responsive to questions along the way. They offered recommendations to consider before and during the project which was reassuring and helpful. I’m extremely happy with the end result; I’ve received so many compliments from neighbors, and would highly recommend them.
– Greg Chin
"Really good outfit"
Really good outfit, Tony is very good at estimates and a pro. They did a medium size job that was no fun in the summer and it turned out great. More than just basic landscape, craftsmen with construction and retaining walls and constriction, planning on dealing with them again for my next project. Very good price too!
J&J just finished replacing our almost 30 year old front walkway and a poorly built landscape retaining wall. They did an awesome job! Even came back and redid the front stoop a bit since James didn’t like the symmetry. Highly recommend.
– Eric Marnell
We hired J&J to do some major installation services in our hillside backyard. They removed several large trees, leveled a large area of a hillside, installed a new patio and a play area, stairs, and several retaining walls. They also redid an old patio and laid large flagstone steppers in several areas. The work took about 3-4 weeks — it turned out absolutely great, and held up to an absolutely torrential downpour and flash flooding. James was very responsive from day one, coming on-site quickly to provide an estimate and answering questions/finalizing a proposal. During the work, James and project manager Donnell were present and communicative. The team working on-site was professional, polite, and very hard-working. J&J was able to provide the best price for the amount of work being done and came in significantly under other major landscaping companies in the area. 100% would recommend J&J — we would definitely use them again in the future. (The pics don’t do the work justice)
– Anne Graham
"a great experience"
I had a great experience working with James, Donnell, and their team. We had sod installed in our yard and a stone retaining wall put in. James and Donnell were both prompt and professional in their communication and their crews did top notch work. The sod looks fantastic and is taking very well and I was very impressed by the stone work the main stone mason did to replace and repair our old dilapidated retaining wall. I would definitely work with the J&J team again!
– Giles Leake
"very pleased with the results"
We had a two-tiered concrete block retaining wall built by J&J. J&J provided good recommendations on ideas to raise our sloping back yard. The crew worked hard, showed up on time, and completed the work on time. Overall, we are very pleased with the results of the project and our interactions with Jamie Derrington.
– Kevin Vorndran
"highly recommend the J&J Team"
The J&J Team was fantastic; from the initial design consultation, construction, and the final planting, the team was professional, creative, and provided great ideas & attention to detail. They transformed our previously unusable backyard into a wonderful outdoor living space! Their scope included major grading, concrete, stone & timber retaining walls, built-in outdoor grill & stone top, fire pit w/seat walls, basketball court, and plantings. We enjoyed the entire process and highly recommend the J&J Team!
– Justin Sparrow
I have worked with J&J on a commercial basis for several years and past few years on a residential basis for both mine and my parents house. They recently finished a retaining wall and patio for us. Always great workmanship and go above and beyond to do an amazing job. Highly recommend!
– Rebecca Shockey
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