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Retaining Wall Builders in Seattle, WA

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Prescreened Retaining Wall Builders in Seattle, WA

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Fine Design Build, LLC
(360) 467-3108
Areas of Expertise
  • Renovations
  • Architecture
Reviews
02-10-2013
souphy p. in Seattle, WA

"Very professional contractor , reliable ,dependable and flexible on my schedule . Work quality is very good and finished right on schedule. "

P & L Concrete Construction
(360) 467-2453
Areas of Expertise
  • General Contractor
  • Concrete
  • Retaining wall
  • Driveway, walkway , step, patios, etc.
Reviews
12-01-2018
Marcus R. in Seattle, WA

"Paul and his team were AWESOME! They were in-&-out in ONE DAY! No mess, no complications, no unexpected costs! Paul was up-front, did an and ...amazing job, did everything with a warm smile! Hire this man!!!! "

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Matvey Construction, Inc.
(360) 467-2789
Areas of Expertise
  • Structural Engineering
  • Concrete Foundation Raise/Repair
  • Concrete Lifting and Leveling
  • Stabilization/Repair of Existing Slopes and Retaining Walls
Reviews
09-10-2018
Michael M. in Seattle, WA

"Did the foam solution. Much cleaner and easier to do. Barely can see the holes. "

A Paradise Concrete & Construction
(360) 813-0468
Areas of Expertise
  • Concrete design
  • concrete decoratios
  • concrete stamp
  • concrete overlay
Reviews
05-15-2018
Michael A. in Seattle, WA

"Ben and his crew are very easy to work with. They worked around the weather forecasts and my schedule. We came up with a contract, payment and ...schedule, they checked for our approval before moving forward at every step. I highly recommend A Paradise Concrete for any of your concrete needs. "

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STA-Built Construction, LLC
(360) 813-0385
Areas of Expertise
  • Landscape Design
  • Hardscape Design & Install
  • General Excavation
  • Outdoor Landscape Lighting - Low Voltage
  • Retaining Walls and Accent Walls Design and Build
Reviews
10-07-2018
Mark S. in Seattle, WA

"Professional and have good looking trucks and equipment. Good cleanup after each day. So far no issues. Job is almost done. They have done what ...they said they would do. "

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R&J Builders, Inc.
(360) 467-2091
Areas of Expertise
  • Chain Link Fence - Install
  • Vinyl or PVC Fence - Install
  • Wood Fence - Install
  • Deck, Fence, Paver Patio or Porch - Clean and Seal
  • Retaining Walls - Install
Reviews
09-10-2015
Yi Z. in Renton, WA

"Ryan is very responsive to my calls and emails. I have questions regarding different rules from my HOA and city and county, Ryan went out his 2 ...way and contact city office and county office to clear these up. He show up quick and provide accurate and reasonable estimates. They get the job done in days with proper base, drainage, and the finish looks beautiful. He and his crew are very honest, I fully trust them and their work and months later I let them install my wood fence and it looks nice as well. and when they finished my fence I saw my neighbors grab them to build their fences too. "

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ProWorks Enterprises
(866) 326-0870
Areas of Expertise
  • Excavation
  • Retaining Walls
  • Concrete
  • Remodeling
Reviews
09-11-2018
Kathryn R. in Kingston, WA

"Sam is very personable and easy to work with and has lots of experience in almost everything. Won't cut corners. "

Always Landscaping
(360) 467-2770
Areas of Expertise
  • Landscaping
  • concrete
  • Pavers
  • Retaing Walls
  • Decks
Reviews
10-13-2018
Jan G. in Seattle, WA

"They were friendly and professional- easy to work with "

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Unscreened Concrete Contractors in Seattle, Washington

Sand Masonry
18666 Redmond Way, Suite G2055
Redmond, WA 98052
Plant It Earth
17053 2nd Ave. Ne
Shorline, WA 98155
Deck Builders
1431 Minor Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
Pacific Coast Construction
260 E. Rain St. Ne
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Heath Landscape Service
571 N. 169th St
Shoreline, WA 98133

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."