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Retaining Wall Builders in Austin, TX

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Prescreened Retaining Wall Builders in Austin, TX

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DLC Construction Services
(512) 605-5601
Areas of Expertise
  • Residential Remodeling
  • Commercial Remodeling
  • Concrete Services
  • General Contracting
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- lisa K.
Lonestar Construction
(866) 423-4371
Areas of Expertise
  • Remodels
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"Lonestar Construction does quality work in a timely manner with competitive pricing! "

- bill M.
Hugo's Concrete
(361) 602-0620
Areas of Expertise
  • Asphalt Paving - Install
  • Gravel or Loose Fill Paving - Install, Spread or Scrape
  • Concrete Driveways & Floors - Install
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"Jose Palameros is a factotum and a craftsman. He replaced the exterior chimney on our home several years ago, repaired our mortared limestone patio as well as put in the concrete retaining wall a few weeks ago. He is on time, does quality work, and cleans up the work site. "

- deborah D. from austin, TX
JM Concrete
(877) 212-4165
Areas of Expertise
  • Concrete Installs
  • Concrete Repairs
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"He does the job as expected and he has been around at least 15 years."

- walter R.
Capitol Construction Group
(512) 520-2833
Areas of Expertise
  • Landscaping - Design and Installation
  • Outdoor Kitchen - Build
  • Brick and Stone Patios, Walks, and Steps - Install
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- glen W. from austin, TX
Merit Enterprises, Inc.
(512) 520-3153
Areas of Expertise
  • Septic System Installation
  • concrete foundations
  • flatwork
  • block and rock walls
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"Wonderful to work with. They were able to get the work done quickly and at a fair price for quality work. "

- della B. from florence, TX
A.A. Construction, LLC
(877) 731-7119
Areas of Expertise
  • Concrete
  • General Contracting
  • Garage Builds and Home Remodeling
  • Masonry
  • Landscaping
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"Andres and team did an excellent job from start to finish. The detached garage looks great, was constructed in the time frame we discussed, and overall I am very pleased with the end result. I would recommend AA Construction to anyone looking for this type of service. Very professional, prompt and responsive throughout the entire project."

- mike L. from austin, TX
Avalon Landscape & Design
(512) 520-2917
Areas of Expertise
  • Landscaping design and implementation
  • Land clearing, fencing, concrete, painting, Drywall repair
  • air-conditioning evaporator core cleaning residential and commercial
  • Fix and repair landscaping, Drainage problems evaluation and repair
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- brian J. from austin, TX
Low Cost Renovations, LLC
(512) 520-3101
Areas of Expertise
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Floor Install
  • Deck Install or Repair
  • Patio Install or Repair
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"I wanted to do a kitchen and bathroom remodel to raise my home value before I listed my home. They did an amazing job, and I paid way less than I expected. I sold my house for nearly 50k more than what my realtor initially thought we would list it for. This was such a great investment! Thank you!!"

- mary W. from austin, TX

Unscreened Concrete Contractors in Austin, Texas

Advanced Concrete Restoration & Design
123 Buffalo Gap
Seguin, TX 78155
Concrete Art & Stain
5004 Delores Ave.
Austin, TX 78721
French Landscape Design, LLC
3706 Tall Cedars
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Diehr Masonry
10215 Rockinghorse Rd.
Austin, TX 78748
Jim Nuckols Construction
5915 Mt. Bonnell Rd.
Austin, TX 78731

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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Austin Retaining Walls

Most retaining walls are built for commercial or industrial use to hold back large land masses. Homeowners, however, can find retaining walls useful for the same practical purposes, as well as for aesthetic ones. Of course, if you've started looking into retaining walls, chances are you already know a little bit about their function. For Austin homeowners, retaining wall design requires both a designer's eye and an engineer's know-how. If you don't feel ready to talk to an Austin retaining wall builder just yet, these considerations may help you determine if installing a retaining wall is right for your home.

Landscaping and Design
Retaining walls have their practical purpose, holding back large land masses and stemming the occurrence of soil erosion, but the real value to homeowners lies in the possibilities for landscaping. Austin isn't known as an especially hilly city, but virtually no place is flat. Some properties are more severely sloped than others, especially in the aptly named Hill Country, and these homes may find particular use of a residential retaining wall.

Many homeowners look at a sloping lawn and see it as a disadvantage. Installing a retaining wall can turn this disadvantage into a beautiful asset for your home. Digging into this slope and putting in a retaining wall can make for a beautifully framed area, which you can use for a garden, pond and waterfall, or other beautiful landscaping. A semicircular wall can also be used for even better aesthetics, while the top of your wall can be staggered and used for convenient steps connecting two different grades of your yard. Other configurations and designs can be used for different applications. In short, the possibilities are nearly endless.

Installation
Retaining walls, in general, are not a DIY project. Anything more than a small, dry-stone retaining wall requires professional expertise. Brick and stone walls that make use of mortar or concrete should be installed by a masonry or concrete contractor to create a quality, structurally sound wall. Plus, poorly planned retaining walls can have wide-ranging consequences that can affect yard drainage and soil stability. Your retaining wall may look innocent enough, but you're basically building a small dam, and you'd be surprised by the problems that can arise from a carelessly placed wall.

Consequently, retaining walls of any size also generally require a building permit, and should be designed by a professional and licensed contractor. In most areas, four-foot walls are the cut off for retaining walls that do not require a permit, but you should double check with your local municipality. This may seem like a headache at the time, but it's better than your neighbor dragging you into small claims court because your retaining wall is diverting excess water into his lawn.

Cost of Installing a Retaining Wall
There's no one way to build a retaining wall, and no one way to estimate the cost of your project, until you discuss the specifics with your Austin contractor. At HomeAdvisor, we compile data from all the project requests we process. From this data, we can tell you that the national average for retaining wall installation is right at $5,000. To give you some idea of just how wide ranging the cost might be, it's not at all uncommon to see walls built for as little as $1,000 or more than $10,000. The size and design of your wall may play a large part in determining where your project will fall into this range, but so will the construction technique that's used. Poured concrete and traditional masonry are the most popular.