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Prescreened Retaining Wall Builders in Austin, TX

    AM Contracting Logo
    Austin, TX·

    Tree Removal & Landscaping, Retaining Walls

    "These gentlemen really care about your wants, and requirements and push to deliver outstanding results with truly competitive pricing. I am impressed with my yard now and thanks to their solution, will enjoy my home from many years to come."

    Steven R. in January 2022


    In business since 2021

    Buda, TX·

    concrete and masonry

    About us: "We are committed to excellence in every aspect of our business. We uphold a standard of integrity bound by fairness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Accurate knowledge of our trade combined with ability is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customers' interests, and make their concerns the basis of our business."

    Terrascapes Logo
    Hutto, TX·

    Lawn Care, Landscaping

    "John Gilbert has great vision for backyard design. Family loves the walkways, flowers and lantana!"

    Tony M. in April 2020

    Mark Williamson Contractor Logo
    Austin, TX·

    Plumbing, Carpentry, Handyman Services , and 2 more

    "Mark has helped with all kinds of small projects like garage organization etc"

    Della T. in April 2022

    MTZ Construction Logo
    Martindale, TX·


    "Ivan and his crew did a huge job at our home. They were professional, on time and executed the project as specified by our structural engineer."

    Christine G. in June 2021

    Kyle, TX·

    We work on everything masonry wise involving block, brick ,and stone.

    "Top notch"

    Thomas K. in March 2022

    PrimeScapes, LLC Logo
    Buda, TX·

    Pavers, Landscape Maintenance, Concrete , and 2 more

    "Hire them. They do what they say, on time and in budget."

    Steven S. in January 2019


    In business since 1977

    Austin, TX·

    Residential & Commercial, Repairs & Installations, General Contractor

    About us: "With over 40 years of experience, Ybarra Professional Builders, is a leader in the industry. Specializing in additions and remodels, we guarantee our work, and stand by our promise, to provide homeowners with quality work in Riverside county. Call today to book an appointment!"


    In business since 2022

    Buda, TX·

    Concrete Flatwork

    About us: "Welcome to Godinez Concrete, proudly servicing Buda and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to complete your project to perfection. We look forward to building long lasting relationships with the customers that we serve. We look forward to serving you. Call us today! You will not be disappointed."

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Out of Network Retaining Wall Contractors in Austin, TX

How much do retaining wall contractors typically cost?

  • Austin, Texas Average
  • Typical Range
    $3,096 - $7,241
  • Low End - High End
    $2,000 - $9,000

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Austin Retaining Wall Contractors are rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 129 reviews of 18 featured pros.

The HomeAdvisor Community Rating is an overall rating based on verified reviews and feedback from our community of homeowners that have been connected with service professionals. See individual business pages for full, detailed reviews.

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
    Stone or Brick veneer
    Decorative poured concrete with simulated stone look
    Stucco veneer

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.

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.

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Recent Requests for Retaining Wall Construction Services in Austin, Texas

  • NewProject Location: Austin, TX 78745
    Date: 01/27/2023
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
    Comment: Clean and paint existing concrete block retaining wall
  • Project Location: Austin, TX 78736
    Date: 01/10/2023
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for install a retaining wall
  • Project Location: Austin, TX 78736
    Date: 01/01/2023
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
    Comment: Wall on side of house

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