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Prescreened Retaining Wall Builders in Minneapolis, MN

Pietigs Plus
9 Verified Ratings
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(612) 852-8223
10220 Chowen Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55431

Serving Minneapolis, MN
PermaGreen Lawn and Landscape
37 Verified Ratings
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(612) 524-4359
7275 County Road, Unit 116
Hamel, MN 55340

Serving Minneapolis, MN
R J Valek Construction, LLC
14 Verified Ratings
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(952) 693-4188
4464 West Arm Road
Spring Park, MN 55384

Serving Minneapolis, MN
NS Landscapes
18 Verified Ratings
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(612) 852-8775
3375 Kanabec Avenue
New Prague, MN 56071

Serving Minneapolis, MN
Quad E Companies, Inc.
1 Verified Ratings
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(612) 466-3468
23130 Woodland Ridge Drive
Lakeville, MN 55044

Serving Minneapolis, MN

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Reviews of Minneapolis Retaining Wall Installers

Project: Install a Retaining Wall
Minneapolis, MN

Although our project was a very small one which most contractors would have probably passed by, Matt accepted the job, was attentive to our needs and punctual with the work. We would gladly recommend his services.

Project: Install a Retaining Wall
Minneapolis, MN

Matt was great to work with. The work that he and his crew did was excellent. He was very helpful in planning the project and even made suggestions to alternatives that I eventually went with. Pricing was very reasonable. I will definately work with Matt in the future.

Project: Install a Retaining Wall
Minneapolis, MN

Randy repaired my retaining wall and did a great job! He was knowledgeable,efficient and cleaned up. The wall looks great!


Unscreened Concrete Contractors in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Gunderson Brothers Co
2325 Nelly Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Shoreline Concrete
4049 Shoreline Dr
Minneapolis, MN 55422
Concrete Plus
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Twin City Masonry Restoration
2935 Fremont Ave. S, Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Penhall CO DBA Prospect & Drilling
850 mendelssohn Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55427

Things to Consider Before You Construct a Landscape Retaining Wall:

  • What type of material are you interested in?

    Concrete blocks
    Poured concrete
    Pressure treated wood
    Railroad ties
    Natural stone mortared
    Stucco veneer
    Decorative poured concrete with simulated stone look
    Natural stone dry stacked
  • Select any other services needed as part of this project.

  • How long will the wall be?
  • How high will the wall be?

Ideas & Inspiration from Minneapolis Concrete Contractors

Minneapolis Retaining Walls

A Minneapolis retaining wall is one of those home improvement jobs that comes in just about every shape and size imaginable. Because of that, it's important that you understand the ins and outs of building a retaining wall in Minneapolis, whether you're thinking of building a few small walls in order to bring variety to your landscaping; or you're considering a large, load-bearing retaining wall to make a major family room addition possible on your sloped lot.

Walls in Landscaping
Minneapolis retaining walls can serve many purposes. By far, the most common reason for an average Twin Cities homeowner to have one built is for landscaping reasons. Walls that range from a few inches to several feet high can transform your yard from a boring flat plain into exciting terra firma. And while several well-placed retaining walls can work wonders for your terrain, a Minneapolis retaining wall is also a great way to create borders, and distinguish different beds and areas of your yard from another. Finally, terracing steep slopes with retaining walls can actually create valuable space in places that are virtually unusable if they are not built up and leveled off.

Fighting Erosion
Besides landscaping, fighting erosion is another prime reason that retaining walls are built in Minneapolis-St. Paul. With summer thunderstorms that can dump inches of rain on the Twin Cities in a matter of minutes or hours, steep slopes that are not reinforced can lead to severe erosion, destruction of your landscaping, and, if your dirt ends up in the neighbor's driveway, some heated neighborhood disputes as well. A well-placed retaining wall in Minneapolis is the best way to combat erosion in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area since it will help to level off your lot and slow down the flow of runoff, which prevents your topsoil and flower beds from washing away as well.

Larger Projects
The third most common residential use of retaining walls is for larger construction projects. If you live on sloped land, retaining walls are often required to provide the necessary footing for large scale additions such as family rooms, kitchen expansions, or extra bedrooms. Furthermore, they can be invaluable when it comes to installing luxuries such as large patios and swimming pools on steep terrain where such projects wouldn't otherwise be possible.

Constructing Walls
Determining your needs is just the first step of building a retaining wall. Minneapolis is the kind of city where there are a host of other decisions to make, ranging from which materials you ought to use to whether you're going to try to tackle the job yourself. The decision of which materials to use is usually decided by a combination of looks, function, and ease of installation. Building a small retaining wall for a new flower bed, for example, can be done easily by homeowners who have a long weekend and a supply of interlocking landscaping blocks ready. Holding up your family room addition, on the other hand, requires a little more planning. You'll probably pour a concrete retaining wall, or build one from cinder blocks or stone, either of which should be done by a knowledgeable contractor to ensure it's done right. Having a landscaping wall fail and losing a couple flowers is one thing. Having the back wall of your new addition begin to pull away from the house because you improperly calculated the size, scale, and reinforcement requirements of the retaining wall that's holding it up is another thing entirely.

Building a Sound Retaining Wall
The professionals know: local weather conditions are one of the most important things to consider when constructing a retaining wall. Minneapolis is not home to the mildest climate in the nation, so it's easy to understand why having a local professional on your team is such a big deal when building a retaining wall. Minneapolis-St. Paul is known for freezing temperatures during the winter, but residents know that summers are no picnic, either. The incredible temperature fluctuations and precipitation patterns the Twin Cities experience each year can quickly cause retaining walls that appear sound to become less stable.

While some experienced local homeowners might be able to successfully battle the detrimental effects of local climate conditions for smaller landscaping walls, if a Minneapolis retaining wall is going to be over four feet in height, hiring a seasoned professional is an absolute must. Once you hit four feet, the extra reinforcement and anchors you'll need make it far more difficult for the average do-it-yourselfer to perform this job without assistance.

Finding Experienced Contractors
When you need to find a reputable contractor, HomeAdvisor is there to make the task easier. While the phone book will give you several contractors to choose from, the local yellow pages are sorely lacking when it comes to informing you of how well these contractors might perform. Every contractor HomeAdvisor will link you with has passed a thorough ten-step screening process, to make sure they are on the up-and-up. To top it all off, HomeAdvisor posts ratings and reviews left by homeowners who have used these contractors in the past; this gives you a much clearer idea of how a particular company is likely to perform for you!