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Retaining Wall Builders in Seattle, WA

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Prescreened Retaining Wall Builders in Seattle, WA

P&L Concrete Construction
4.5
5 Verified Ratings
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(360) 467-3784
3435 S 164th St
Seattle, WA 98188
 
JS Landscape
4.96
4 Verified Ratings
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(360) 467-2978
13709 14th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98168
 
 
Dave Construction
4.58
2 Verified Ratings
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(360) 467-3135
8817 16th Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98106
 
JJ Construction
4.93
15 Verified Ratings
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(425) 372-1458
14206 29th Ave SE
Mill Creek, WA 98012

Serving Seattle, WA
 
 
JA & VR, LLC
4.62
19 Verified Ratings
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(360) 467-3368
21624 30th Avenue
Des Moines, WA 98199

Serving Seattle, WA
 

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Reviews of Seattle Retaining Wall Installers

Project: Install a Retaining Wall
Shoreline, WA

Provided a competitive bid for the work. Estimate provided was detailed including demolition of existing wall, material costs, optional materials available, and construction of drainage.

 
Project: Install a Retaining Wall
SEATTLE, WA

Had a couple of communication problems and caught a couple of things that would have been done wrong had I not been watching. Drain pipe was not installed correctly and had to be redone. Property line markers for walkway were removed and then property line was missmarked. This was also corrected. Retaining wall looks great but was brought all the way out to the sidewalk instead of following the setback of the rockery that was replaced. It looks fine, but would have preferred the setback. The crew was pleasant, hard working and did a great job of cleanup. I am very pleased with the overall results.

 
Project: Install a Retaining Wall
Seattle, WA

Not only did Pro Curb Appeal build a beautiful retaining wall but they also built us a new patio. We love it and the team that worked on it was professional, polite and quick. The whole thing took just a week. We'd hire them again in a heartbeat.

 
 

Unscreened Concrete Contractors in Seattle, Washington

All Masonry Inc
32024 NE 95th PL
Seattle, WA 98104
Rice Stucco & Interior Plstrng

Seattle, WA 98121
Superior Chimney Services Inc.
1414 E. Denny Way #2
Seattle, WA 98112
NW Midland Construction
4142 E. Bellevue Way
Seattle, WA 98144
Parson's Masonry
230 23rd Ave E. #301
Seattle, WA 98112
 

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.

    Excavation
    Waterproofing
    Drainage
    Unsure
  • How long will the wall be?
  • How high will the wall be?

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Seattle Retaining Walls

Seattle might just be the retaining wall capital of the United States. If you've ever toured the Seattle Underground or know about the city's history, you know simply building the city took quite a bit of architectural innovation. Sixty major re-grading projects took place before the turn of the 20th century that included moving 50 million tons of Earth, generally by lopping off the tops of hills and throwing it into low-lying areas or Puget Sound itself. Still, you can't just throw dirt around and expect it to stay. Retaining walls are the stone and/or concrete barriers that keep downtown Seattle and other low-lying areas from eroding and collapsing into Puget Sound.

Retaining Walls
Commercial and civic retaining walls may maintain the largest alteration to an urban terrain in history, but you don't need to renovate the Columbia Center or own a lakeside home to need the services of a retaining wall in Seattle. The seven (or so) hills of Seattle create a number of different residential slopes that can create structural hazards and make various landscaping features impossible. A little re-grading of your own can fix that, and installing a retaining wall is often an integral part of leveling your property. Whether you need to protect the stability of your home's foundation or want to create a level gardening or recreational area, a Seattle retaining wall contractor can get the job done.

Even homeowners who live in fairly level and stable areas often install a retaining wall for nothing more than looks. A stone wall can be a beautiful outdoor addition to your home. Of course, your project specifications may be more rigid for functional retaining walls, but don't think of your project as a drag so much as an opportunity.

Installation
It's hard to estimate how much your retaining wall will cost or how long it will take to build simply because both are directly proportional to the size of your wall. Small, decorative walls can run as little as a few hundred dollars, take a single day to build, and are uncommon in Seattle where larger, functional walls are the norm. Smaller walls also have the option of being constructed from wood or other lighter materials. A decent-sized retaining wall may cost $5,000 and take a week or two to complete. Larger, more complicated walls can cost $15,000 or more and take several weeks. These walls are also almost exclusively stone or concrete.

Contractors
Few homeowners have extensive knowledge of retaining walls. Holding back tons of Earth is a lot more complicated than just stacking rocks. Any retaining wall of note will also need a building permit that your contractor can hopefully secure for you. It may seem like a nuisance, but you don't want to inadvertently divert a bunch of rainwater and run-off onto your neighbor's property.

It may take some time and discussion to figure out the general design of your wall. Choosing a stone and mortar design and color can be as fun as it is challenging, but make sure you and your contractor are on the same page. This is not the type of project you want to do twice, but it's also a project where you can't simply point to a tradeshow exhibit and say, this is what I want. Here's the feedback we got from two Seattle homeowners who spent $15,000 and $7,000, respectively, on their retaining wall installation:

"Have a well-defined scope and budget in hand. Have everything in writing and signed, including a damage or schedule clause for non-performance. Watch this contractor every day, and communicate, communicate, communicate!"

"Be clear what you want done and how. Ensure what you talked about gets written down. Don't assume the contractor 'heard' what you said."