Retaining walls can help increase the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your outdoor areas. Depending on the placement and orientation, these structures can help regulate water flow and prevent damage throughout your property.
All homes are different, which means you need a tailored design in order to make the most out of your yard. At B&D Rockeries, we provide custom retaining walls for landscapes of all shapes and sizes.
Our team of experienced contractors delivers high-quality stone wall installations in Seattle, Everett, Snohomish, Mukilteo, Mill Creek, Bothell, and surrounding areas. Get in touch with us today and our team will be happy to help!
Rock Wall Installations
Retaining walls can come in a variety of shapes and serve different purposes. Our team of experts can install a variety of stone walls in your outdoor spaces, including both cemented and non-cemented options.
The most beautiful stones and rocks we use come from local quarries. We’re familiar with all the local providers, we can help you find a color and style that matches your vision without it costing a small fortune.
Quarry rocks are a limited resource, which makes them unique. Finding a rock that matches your house is extremely exciting because it adds a special touch. However, once the rocks from the quarry run out, it will be impossible to replicate your wall with other rocks.
Retaining Wall Sizes
Retaining walls rocks come in different sizes that can be used in a variety of ways. Here is a break down of the most common rock sizes and their advantages.
Half Man and One Man
If you are looking to install a small retaining wall, you’ll likely want to use half mand and one man rocks. One man rocks are normally under four feet tall, and builders use them to create a foundation. Then, they use smaller rocks to create the wall’s top layers. Keep in mind that installing one man and half man walls is a bit more labor extensive, so it may cost a bit more.
Two Man and Three Man
Two man and three man are the most common rock sizes found in retaining walls. Because of their size, they are suitable for a variety of walls and they are easy to move using machinery. And, building a wall with these rocks is also much faster, resulting in a more affordable enhancement.
While they are not as common as retaining walls, boulders can also make a great addition to any outdoor space. They come in all shapes and sizes, so they can compliment any style you choose.
The key to installing a quality retaining wall is to know how to use the different types of rocks in unison. If you have a low-quality wall, it will only last a short period of time. At B&D Rockeries, we design and build durable retaining walls that will stay intact for years.
Placing Your Retaining Wall
As we mentioned before, retaining walls can serve different purposes. That said, the placement of the wall itself will help define its success. Your property’s water flow and general landscape will be the most decisive factors because they will tell you the type of wall and its location.
A professional retaining wall contractor can help you examine your property and ensure the success of your project. Our team of seasoned professionals delivers comprehensive consults and quality installation services in Everett, Bothell, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, Seattle, and surrounding areas.
Cost of a Retaining Wall
The type of stone, size, and design will all influence the final cost of your retaining wall. At B&D Rockeries, we can provide an estimate based on the materials and resources you’ll need in order to give you an idea of the final price of your stone wall.
If you’re interested in learning more, please give us a call or get in touch through our online contact form.