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Prescreened Retaining Wall Builders in Minneapolis, MN

    Kurilla Contracting Logo
    Hamel, MN·

    Excavation, Drainage Solutions, Grading , and 1 more

    "He did a fantastic job!"

    Mike .. in March 2021

    Voyager Concrete, LLC Logo
    Circle Pines, MN·

    Concrete tear out and replace, Residential and some Commercial, Footings, Foundations, and Additions, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks, Aprons, Steps, Garage Floors, Floating Slabs,etc. , and 2 more

    "What they say is what they do"

    Rudy V. in June 2019


    In business since 1981

    Spring Park, MN·

    Demolition, Retaining Walls

    About us: "RJ Valek Construction, LLC, prides itself on top notch quality work. Our customers are always satisfied and can be rest assured that we go above & beyond to provide excellent service every time! Can't wait to hear from you."

    Prior Lake, MN·

    Hardscapes, Landscaping, Decorative Concrete , and 2 more

    "They completed the clean up in no time, excellent work, thank you so much! Would definitely have them over again."

    Sam V. in May 2018


    In business since 2011

    Mendota Heights, MN·

    In-Ground Pool Demolition, Pavers & Modular Block Retaining Walls, Ponds and Pondless Waterfalls , and 2 more

    About us: "It can be a daunting task looking for not only the right contractor for your job, but also the right contractor for you. We completely understand what you are going through. We know every customer has different desires, different needs, and different schedules. We are not only here to turn your ideas into reality, but to make it a memorable experience every step of the way. Call us now, no matter where you are in the planning process."

    Stone Arch Landscapes Logo
    Minneapolis, MN·

    Hardscapes, Landscaping, Patios , and 2 more

    "Very responsive, detail oriented. He stuck to his word on his timing. He hit his start and finish date, and addressed all of our concerns. Very professional."

    Jeff P. in December 2022

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Minneapolis Retaining Wall Contractors are rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 45 reviews of 4 featured pros.

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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

Minneapolis Retaining Walls

A Minneapolis retaining wall is one of those home improvement jobs that comes in just about every shape and size imaginable. Because of that, it's important that you understand the ins and outs of building a retaining wall in Minneapolis, whether you're thinking of building a few small walls in order to bring variety to your landscaping; or you're considering a large, load-bearing retaining wall to make a major family room addition possible on your sloped lot.

Walls in Landscaping
Minneapolis retaining walls can serve many purposes. By far, the most common reason for an average Twin Cities homeowner to have one built is for landscaping reasons. Walls that range from a few inches to several feet high can transform your yard from a boring flat plain into exciting terra firma. And while several well-placed retaining walls can work wonders for your terrain, a Minneapolis retaining wall is also a great way to create borders, and distinguish different beds and areas of your yard from another. Finally, terracing steep slopes with retaining walls can actually create valuable space in places that are virtually unusable if they are not built up and leveled off.

Fighting Erosion
Besides landscaping, fighting erosion is another prime reason that retaining walls are built in Minneapolis-St. Paul. With summer thunderstorms that can dump inches of rain on the Twin Cities in a matter of minutes or hours, steep slopes that are not reinforced can lead to severe erosion, destruction of your landscaping, and, if your dirt ends up in the neighbor's driveway, some heated neighborhood disputes as well. A well-placed retaining wall in Minneapolis is the best way to combat erosion in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area since it will help to level off your lot and slow down the flow of runoff, which prevents your topsoil and flower beds from washing away as well.

Larger Projects
The third most common residential use of retaining walls is for larger construction projects. If you live on sloped land, retaining walls are often required to provide the necessary footing for large scale additions such as family rooms, kitchen expansions, or extra bedrooms. Furthermore, they can be invaluable when it comes to installing luxuries such as large patios and swimming pools on steep terrain where such projects wouldn't otherwise be possible.

Constructing Walls
Determining your needs is just the first step of building a retaining wall. Minneapolis is the kind of city where there are a host of other decisions to make, ranging from which materials you ought to use to whether you're going to try to tackle the job yourself. The decision of which materials to use is usually decided by a combination of looks, function, and ease of installation. Building a small retaining wall for a new flower bed, for example, can be done easily by homeowners who have a long weekend and a supply of interlocking landscaping blocks ready. Holding up your family room addition, on the other hand, requires a little more planning. You'll probably pour a concrete retaining wall, or build one from cinder blocks or stone, either of which should be done by a knowledgeable contractor to ensure it's done right. Having a landscaping wall fail and losing a couple flowers is one thing. Having the back wall of your new addition begin to pull away from the house because you improperly calculated the size, scale, and reinforcement requirements of the retaining wall that's holding it up is another thing entirely.

Building a Sound Retaining Wall
The professionals know: local weather conditions are one of the most important things to consider when constructing a retaining wall. Minneapolis is not home to the mildest climate in the nation, so it's easy to understand why having a local professional on your team is such a big deal when building a retaining wall. Minneapolis-St. Paul is known for freezing temperatures during the winter, but residents know that summers are no picnic, either. The incredible temperature fluctuations and precipitation patterns the Twin Cities experience each year can quickly cause retaining walls that appear sound to become less stable.

While some experienced local homeowners might be able to successfully battle the detrimental effects of local climate conditions for smaller landscaping walls, if a Minneapolis retaining wall is going to be over four feet in height, hiring a seasoned professional is an absolute must. Once you hit four feet, the extra reinforcement and anchors you'll need make it far more difficult for the average do-it-yourselfer to perform this job without assistance.

Finding Experienced Contractors
When you need to find a reputable contractor, HomeAdvisor is there to make the task easier. While the phone book will give you several contractors to choose from, the local yellow pages are sorely lacking when it comes to informing you of how well these contractors might perform. Every contractor HomeAdvisor will link you with has passed a thorough ten-step screening process, to make sure they are on the up-and-up. To top it all off, HomeAdvisor posts ratings and reviews left by homeowners who have used these contractors in the past; this gives you a much clearer idea of how a particular company is likely to perform for you!

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Recent Requests for Retaining Wall Construction Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • NewProject Location: Minneapolis, MN 55437
    Date: 01/2023
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Construction Material: Natural stone dry stacked
    Comment: The wall is 4by 50 feet back yard. Close to pool
  • Project Location: Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Date: 01/2023
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Construction Material: Poured concrete
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
    Comment: Retaining wall cracking and breaking.
  • Project Location: Minneapolis, MN 55446
    Date: 01/2023
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Construction Material: Poured concrete
    Comment: Driveway and sidewalk/stairs
  • Project Location: Minneapolis, MN 55409
    Date: 01/2023
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Construction Material: Poured concrete
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
  • Project Location: Minneapolis, MN 55419
    Date: 01/2023
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Construction Material: Poured concrete
    Construction Material: Decorative poured concrete with simulated stone look
    Construction Material: Stucco veneer
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
    Comment: Remove and replace retaining wall damaged by drunk driver. Wall is currently 70' long, 2' high. Would want to replace with a new wall 90' long 4' high.

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