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Prescreened Retaining Wall Builders in Pittsburgh, PA

    DC
    Pittsburgh, PA·

    omni-stone decorative pavers, french drain systems, Concrete , and 1 more

    "The work was beautiful."

    Pat B. in Invalid Date

    Lapinski Construction Logo
    Scottdale, PA·

    Concrete , Stamped Concrete

    "It was easy to work with. Great prices. He showed up when he said he would. I will use him again."

    Christian V. in Invalid Date

    TC
    Pittsburgh, PA·

    Concrete, Retaining Walls

    "In spite of the wet weather & access issues they had to deal with, the guys did a great job on the patio & sidewalk concrete work & on the interlocking stone wall. The finishing details on the patio & walkway were exemplary & perhaps some of, if not the best I have seen. I had other contractors working on other projects in the house, & they too were impressed with the job that they did. I would highly recommend Thorp Construction & would most definitely hire them again."

    Robert Z. in May 2019

    GC
    Pittsburgh, PA·

    remodel, concrete

    "Great service, affordable pricing and great team. Cleaned up perfectly after completion, would recommend to anyone"

    Bill G. in Invalid Date

    CW
    Gibsonia, PA·

    Gutters, Excavating

    "Pete did an amazing job with our house and we were very happy with the outcome."

    Jennifer S. in February 2012

    MPK Masonry, LLC Logo
    Pittsburgh, PA·

    Stone Features, Stone Work, Masonry , and 1 more

    "The key is having the proper foundation."

    Kenneth H. in Invalid Date

    EG

    In business since 1972

    Concrete Driveway, Retaining Wall, Concrete Patio

    About us: "With over 42 years experience in the concrete industry, Eric Gerber Construction, is your industry expert in the area. We pride ourselves on our extreme professionalism and attention to detail. Our customer satisfaction guarantee will assure you we will not leave your property until you are completely satisfied with our work. As a family owned and operated business you can trust that we will treat your home as we would treat our own. Give us a call today we look forward to working with you!"

    MJ

    In business since 2022

    Allison Park, PA·

    Hardscaping

    About us: "Thank you for visiting Monti Joseph Outdoors! We are your locally owned and operated hardscaping specialists based in Allison Park, PA. We service residential clients throughout Allegheny County and the surrounding areas. Contact us now for your free estimate--we look forward to working with you soon!"

    Zacchero Construction Logo
    Bethel Park, PA·

    Concrete walk ways, sidewalks, patios, porches, steps, and driveway installations, Excavating, Freestanding/attached decks, covered/uncovered decks, composite , and 2 more

    "did a good job on steps"

    don J. in Invalid Date


Out of Network Retaining Wall Contractors in Pittsburgh, PA


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

Building a Retaining Wall in Pittsburgh

In many areas of the country, retaining walls on residential property are built for reasons that are primarily aesthetic and are common when people want to create a tiered effect for their yard or when the slope of the property is, for one reason or another, undesirable. However, in an area with as many hills and streams as Pittsburgh, retaining walls can actually be built in residential areas for the same reasons they are built in industrial or commercial settings, which is to prevent erosion and to keep soil from going where it is not wanted. Since homes in the area might truly benefit by erecting a retaining wall, Pittsburgh residents should know what situations one works best in, and what options are available if they decide to build one.

Physical Benefits of Retaining Walls
Land that is flat and level to begin with probably has no need for a retaining wall. Though soil erosion can occur in flat places, wind, not water, is generally the culprit. In Pittsburgh where hills and streams are plentiful, a retaining wall can reduce the amount of soil that gets washed away during a rain storm, as well as make the slope of a property less of an issue.

Those who have a stream that actually flows through their property can benefit even more by building a retaining wall. At water's edge, the amount of soil that gets carried away during and after a heavy storm can be much greater than that caused by water simply flowing downhill. This is even more apparent when there are few or no plants or trees on the water's bank to hold the soil together. A retaining wall placed near where land meets water can greatly reduce soil erosion and keep dirt and debris from going into the water.

Retaining Walls for Aesthetics
Just because there are structural reasons for building a retaining wall in the land of three rivers, that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the aesthetic benefits of them, as well. Due to the slopes of many people's properties in Pittsburgh, a series of retaining walls made to create tiers can be a very effective landscaping method. It not only changes the look of the actual land, but it can also allow you to grow decorative plants more successfully by controlling the flow of rain water or water coming from sprinklers. Tiers can also make a good place for stairs in a walkway that might otherwise be just a steep path.

Types of Retaining Walls
A retaining wall can be made in a few different ways. It can be made of stone or brick and mortar, it can be made of poured concrete that is set in a mold, or it can be made in a "dry" stone method (where stones use friction and gravity instead of mortar to stay in place). In situations that require a significant amount of structural strength, poured concrete or mortared masonry is probably the best choice, as dry stone walls aren't structurally sound in this capacity when they get much more than 3 feet high. If you don't mind making several walls, you might consider making a few separate dry stone walls to hold back soil a few feet at a time.

Retaining Wall Prices in Pittsburgh
The cost of building a retaining wall in the Pittsburgh area ranges widely. Some are built for under $1,500, while others can be as high as $10,000. The average national price for building a retaining wall is around $5,000, and individual projects vary so much because of the length and height of the wall, as well as how it is constructed. Dry stone walls are the least expensive, followed by poured concrete. Masonry is the most expensive because it takes the most effort and the most time to build. If this is a project you're seriously considering, make sure to get estimates from a few different companies and for each building method.

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Recent Requests for Retaining Wall Construction Services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • NewProject Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15202
    Date: 11/2022
    Location: Home/Residence
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Construction Material: Decorative poured concrete with simulated stone look
  • NewProject Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Date: 11/2022
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Covered by Insurance: No
    Location: Home/Residence
    Property Owner: Yes
    Wall Length: Less than 10 ft
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
    Wall Height: 1 - 2 ft
    Are you interested in financing?: No
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for 2 retaining walls repair or rebuilt service
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15214
    Date: 11/2022
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
    Comment: Replace the retainer wall that fell down
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Date: 11/2022
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Comment: remove a wall
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15208
    Date: 11/2022
    Construction Material: Natural stone dry stacked
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15211
    Date: 11/2022
    Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Construction Material: Natural stone dry stacked
    Comment: Retaining wall has collapsed in one small section
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15211
    Date: 11/2022
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Construction Material: Railroad ties
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15217
    Date: 11/2022
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
    Comment: I have an existing foundation block wall that is falling over. It was installed when the house was built 95 years ago. It is roughly 60 feet long and 2-3 feet high. any new wall built will need to retain my neighbors property and provide drainage since his land slopes toward my property. Hedges on the other side of the wall will need removed.
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    Date: 11/2022
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Construction Material: Natural stone mortared
    Construction Material: Poured concrete
    Comment: A truck plowed thru our yard and took out wall, railing, steps.
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15239
    Date: 11/2022
    Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Construction Material: Decorative poured concrete with simulated stone look
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
    Comment: Retaining wall from the 90s needs to be replaced.
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Date: 11/2022
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15235
    Date: 11/2022
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15241
    Date: 11/2022
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
    Comment: 36” x 150’ along property line. Flat lot.
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15239
    Date: 11/2022
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
    Comment: I would like to get an estimate for I am in need of replacing my current retaining wall that was installed in the 90s.
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15239
    Date: 11/2022
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Construction Material: Railroad ties
    Comment: Replace current railroad tie wall. Approx 32 ft long. Under 4ft high on one side to about 2 ft high on the other
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15239
    Date: 11/2022
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
    Comment: I am in need of replacing my current retaining wall that was installed in the 90s.
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Date: 11/2022
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Ready to Hire
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
    Comment: I had a leaning wall made of those solid rectangular blocks in my driveway. So I stacked them in the middle of the driveway. And there that sat because my neighbor said he would restack them. I bought him a tapping tool. He did nothing. So now I am looking for someone to restack the blocks.
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15239
    Date: 11/2022
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
    Comment: Replace retaining wall. Replace cement drive with asphalt
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15205
    Date: 11/2022
    Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
    Comment: 33' by approximately 3' high Along a driveway Is easy access
  • Project Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15239
    Date: 11/2022
    Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
    Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
    Construction Material: Natural stone mortared
    Construction Material: Poured concrete
    Construction Material: Decorative poured concrete with simulated stone look
    Construction Material: Concrete blocks
    Comment: 3 retaining walls need replaced

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