Big Rock Retaining Wall

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are walls that hold back - or retain - slopes. There are many, many examples of this on our website, since we frequently work on mountainsides. Here we present some that were designed for the specific task of holding up flat spots both large and small.

Retaining walls are walls that hold back - or retain - slopes. There are many, many examples of this on our website, since we frequently work on mountainsides. Here we present some that were designed for the specific task of holding up flat spots both large and small.

I like to build walls that achieve their strength by the fit of the stones.

In the mountains, sometimes steep slopes require tall walls. This wall supports a nice turn-around for a mountainside residence. Walls that we have constructed in this fashion have proved to be very durable and blend with the surroundings.

Sometimes boulderfall arrangements can be used to present a natural mountainside appearance and become rock gardens.

Quarried granite slabs can make a nice low wall, like this one created for a flowerbed, if attention is paid to the finish on the slab. By the way, granite makes fine benches that last forever.

Hand laid rock retaining wall

Hand laid rock retaining wall

Hand laid rock retaining wall

Hand laid rock retaining wall