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Retaining Wall Builders in Atlanta, GA

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Prescreened Retaining Wall Builders in Atlanta, GA

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Paragon Construction Group
(678) 798-4062
Areas of Expertise
  • Stucco and EIFS
  • Masonry
  • Stucco Moisture Warranty
  • Decks
  • Hardie Siding
Featured Review

"satisfied"

- michael E. from atlanta, GA
Total Lawn Solution, LLC
(678) 798-3105
Areas of Expertise
  • Landscaping Installs
Featured Review

"Best price for prep, installation and follow up service. Jeremy and his team installed 15 pallets of Bermuda in one day. They stayed late until the sod was trimmed and all of the debris was cleaned up. They will continue rolling the new lawn weekly until it is all settled. My neighbors are already complementing us on our new lawn."

- jeff W. from dallas, GA
J and J Masonry
(678) 798-5355
Areas of Expertise
  • Masonry
Featured Review

"They gave an estimate on Monday and completed the job ahead of schedule on Saturday. I am very satisfied with the retaining wall they built and the restoration of the yard that had suffered erosion. Very considerate workers. Will definitely use them in the future. "

- angela B. from mcdonough, GA
Wilkins Masonry Company
(844) 389-4231
Areas of Expertise
  • Commercial and Residential
  • Rural Fireplaces
  • Masonry Services
  • Specialty Pavers
Featured Review

"No comments. "

- tim M.
S & J Scapes
(404) 439-0440
Areas of Expertise
  • We are a design / build firm
  • We install sprinkler systems
  • We solve problem drainage issues
  • We install retainer walls, concrete driveways, and all sorts of hardscape projects
  • We install all kinds of plants and trees and wood fences
Featured Review

"Best experience I had with a contractor. Did not mess around or try to up sell me. Ask what I wanted and I ask what he recommended. We both came to an understanding and 2 days later I had a 100 sf retaining wall. I will be using this company again! "

- ryan T. from cumming, GA
Alternative Grounds Landscaping, Inc.
(678) 202-1605
Areas of Expertise
  • Landscaping Design
  • Fountains & Ponds
  • Concrete
  • Landscaping & Sprinklers
Featured Review

"He is very knowledgeable and on time. He did what he said he would do at the price they said they would do it for."

- max G.
Georgia Lawn Care, Inc.
(678) 202-1809
Areas of Expertise
  • Landscaping, irrigation work , Sodding
  • Patios
  • Stone work, walk ways,
  • Concerte work
  • retainning walls, cross ties work
Featured Review

"Yes"

- stephen B. from atlanta, GA
Creative Outdoor Design & Lawn Maintenance, Inc.
(404) 946-7776
Areas of Expertise
  • Designer - Landscape
  • Landscape - Install Landscaping for Yard or Garden
  • Lawn and Garden Sprinkler System - Install
  • Brick and Stone Patios, Walks, and Steps - Install
Featured Review

"Stacy did everything he said he was going to do. It was a hassle free experience. "

- scott W. from atlanta, GA
HillScapes Lawn & Landcare
(404) 439-0421
Areas of Expertise
  • Lawn Care
  • Soil, Sand, Mulch and Rock Delivery
Featured Review

"Graham is the epitome of professionalism and dedication to his craft. He explained the entire process over the phone, answered all the questions I had, and stopped by twice to ensure proper quoting of the job. His work speaks for itself. His team clean/prepped/graded the area, installed the sod (seamless), rolled the sod for levelness, and left the work area spotless. Speaking with Graham, you can see his love, dedication, and knowledge of agriculture and lawn care. He thoroughly explained follow up steps to ensure the sod successfully took root and how to maintain the lawn."

- peter H. from alpharetta, GA

Unscreened Concrete Contractors in Atlanta, Georgia

Professional on Property Services, Inc.
1023 Shallowford Rd.
Marietta, GA 30066
Proactive Services, Inc.
6375 Lakeview Dr.
Buford, GA 30518
Rose & Son Decorative Concrete
204 Billings Farm Lane
Canton, GA 30115
McCormick Builders Group, Inc.
1027 Wiley Ridge Rd.
Woodstock, GA 30188
RPM Landscape and Pavers
6233 New Nill Trail
Acworth, GA 30102

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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Atlanta Retaining Walls

You'd be surprised how many Atlanta homes utilize retaining walls in one way another. Few people would make the mistake of comparing Atlanta to Seattle, San Francisco, or Denver when it comes to topography, but the fact that much of North Atlanta sits smack in the Appalachian foothills means there's some pretty steep hills to be found in the metropolitan area. That, combined with the fact that the Atlanta metropolitan area is the ninth most populated in the nation, makes the Atlanta area prime real estate for the utilization of retaining walls in landscaping and building projects across the A-T-L.

Projects
Though the lines are often blurred, when it comes to building a retaining wall in Atlanta your project will probably fall into one of three general categories: landscaping, erosion control, or home building.

  • Building a Wall for Landscaping—As a landscaping tool, retaining walls are usually used to transform steeper slopes into level, accessible areas. This allows you more options when it comes to the types of vegetation you can plant, and it increases the possible uses of your property, since patios, pools, gardens, gazebos, walkways, and just about every other man-made landscaping addition works best when it's not built on a slope.

  • Building a Wall for Erosion Control—Some might argue that this falls into the realm of landscaping, and they might be right. Nevertheless, a second reason retaining walls are so common in the Atlanta area is due the high annual rates of precipitation, which push 51 inches per year. That means there's an awful lot of runoff that can cause serious erosion problems, especially in areas where the land has been disturbed such as around new home builds, outdoor construction projects, or areas of poorly-conceived landscaping.

  • Home Building and Retaining Walls—A final reason retaining walls are common in Atlanta is that they're vital if you want to build a home or an addition onto a sloped lot. Since Atlanta is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the world, retaining walls built for home builds and additions aren't what you'd call uncommon. Sometimes these retaining walls end up visible and incorporated into the overall landscaping, and other times they end up buried, but the short and fat of it is that it's much easier, and cheaper, to design and build a structure on level ground than it is to try to build it on a slope.

    Costs
    When the discussion of retaining wall costs arises, keep in mind that there's a huge range of factors that affect the final price, including the size of the project, the purpose of your retaining wall in Atlanta, the materials you use, and which contractor you hire. Retaining walls can be as small as a foot high, built to create new garden beds and more texture in an average suburban backyard, or they can be 10 feet high, reinforced, anchored, and stone veneered walls that make room for a stone patio and new swimming pool. As you can imagine, those two projects come with pretty different price tags. Nevertheless, if you're looking for an average to give you an idea what a run of the mill retaining wall in Atlanta might cost, about $7,000 is a good place to start. That number is based on the post-project surveys that HomeAdvisor uses to follow up on all the Atlanta retaining wall jobs that start as contractor referrals in our system. Average final costs ranged from $3,000 on up to $12,000. As for how long you should expect the job to take, start to finish, seven days is the norm, based on our most recent information.

    Get Plenty of Bids
    An Atlanta retaining wall is no small undertaking, either in project scope or cost. That being the case, your search for the right contractor should be equal to the task. With any job this big, it's vital that you bring in at least three contractors to give bids on how much it's going to cost and how long it will take to get done, and that you check references before you sign any contracts. Comparing estimates and checking references is your best tool as a homeowner when it comes to ensuring you hire the best company for the job. In fact, in the state of Georgia it's even more important than in other parts of the country since there are no laws on the books that require contractors to obtain licensing of any sort before they go into business. Don't get caught with your pants down and a lousy retaining wall to boot! Exercise patience and do your homework before you hire anyone to build you a retaining wall in Atlanta.