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Segmental Block Retaining Walls

Complete long stepped wall

Segmental block retaining walls, pre-engineered retaining wall blocks, and modular retaining wall systems are all the same product. They are colored and pre-engineered building blocks of various sizes, shapes, colors and textures. This type of wall is the most versatile and cost effective style wall we build. Because manufacturers offer numerous combinations of size and color, these walls can be tailored to meet every jobs unique requirements. Some wall blocks are a smooth surface that has been tumbled to remove sharp edges and provide an aged look. From a distance, block walls can have a highly textured appearance or a smoother look.

There are retaining wall systems that offer a finished face on two sides for outside corners or free standing, space defining, patio walls. This customer wanted a bench to sit on to enjoy the fire pit. It also served to define the space and create a more intimate feel.

flagstone patio with a sitting wall and a firepit under construction
retaining wall with stairs

Several product lines offer special blocks for use with retaining wall steps. Most also offer matching cap blocks, but a different color can be used to introduce a new accent color. In fact, mixing the color of blocks within the wall will really add a unique design element. Please visit the manufacturers web sites below to gather more design ideas and see more styles not pictured here.

These walls can range in size from small landscape garden walls that add an attractive focal points, to super structures engineered to be safe (when properly installed) to over 20 feet tall. As you can see, these block retaining walls are strong enough to park a car on. We just don’t recommend it. These walls should be constructed by trained and experienced contractors. There are specific steps that must be taken to insure a safe wall that will last a life time. We are certified wall builders with a combined experience of over 30 yrs building various retaining wall systems. Our relationships with local manufacturers & distributors allow us to offer a wide range of products at competitive rates.

Block retaining walls are strong.
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Proper installation of paver patios and retaining walls starts with a sound landscape design. Proper experience based installation and use of the best available materials allows us to warranty all our retaining walls for 3 yrs. Ask us for details and please visit our gallery to see examples of our work.

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Blaze C.
If you want expertise, experience and long-term return on investment of any landscaping, drainage and/or outdoor living project, Burt Young and Landscape Innovations is the only quality resource to consider. Burt has my highest recommendation and sincerest gratitude for the value proposition his company provides. Looking forward to the next project with this company.
Nic G.
Burt built a beautiful paver patio w/sitting wall and a fire pit ring in our backyard. It has transformed the yard into a gathering space that we will enjoy for years to come. We look forward to finishing up with Burt in the spring with Phase 2 -- new sod!
Michelle H.
Burt and his team did a great job for me on a fairly large job of grading, new sod and a retaining wall. I am very pleased with the outcome of the project and would highly recommend him for any landscaping projects small or large. He takes pride in his work and works hard to meet his customers expectations. I will be using him again for a smaller job in the next few weeks.
Lane P.
Burt just finished putting in a large retaining wall for me. The work was done perfect and I love the end product. What I value the most was his insight and advice. He could have just built what I told him, but instead he advised me to make adjustments. His suggestions were an improvement and actually cost less than what I asked for. Its refreshing when someone gives you advice that will save you money when he could have pocketed the extra profit! Love working with him.
Alicia A.
Burt is very knowledgeable in his field and has a great eye for design. He is honest and fair with his prices. He is also direct and to the point in his proposals and with working with his clients and their needs. Whether you want drainage issues fixed, a yard makeover or a wonderful backyard oasis, Landscape Innovations will give you the most for your money.
Kim B.