How Much are Retaining Walls and Are They Worth the Cost?
If you are dealing with an erosion problem, you might be wondering, “How much are retaining walls? Are they worth the cost?” Here at Landscape Solutions & Design Inc., we have an experienced team full of fully licensed and insured technicians who can help you make the best decisions for your property. We can determine if a retaining wall makes the best sense for you and if the cost is worth the value.
What is a Retaining Wall?
Simply put, retaining walls hold back (aka “retain”) soil. They work to prevent erosion, as well as make land grading possible for a more functional landscape. Think about it: would you rather have a steep slope in your front or backyard or a series of tiers that allow you to have more usable space? They make any sloped yard easier to manage.
We build retaining walls for both functional and aesthetic reasons. However, in most cases, we focus on functionality first and foremost. Your new retaining wall can hold back several tons (yes, tons!) of soil. Additionally, retaining walls are unique landscape solutions for drainage for your property.
In terms of aesthetics, we believe that retaining walls can be as beautiful as they are practical. We can build retaining walls out of a variety of materials, such as brick, stamped concrete, or landscaping stone. If you aren’t sure which will work best for your landscape, don’t worry! We can show you mock-ups using our innovative 3D software, which helps you get a sense for what the final build will look like. This allows you to rest assured that you will love your new landscape design.
How Much Are Retaining Walls?
One of the biggest questions our clients always have whenever they are thinking about a new landscaping project is, of course, what will it cost? The price tag on a retaining wall project can vary greatly, depending on a number of factors including the following:
- How long and tall the wall will be
- The materials you choose
- Whether there is an old wall we will be removing
- If the land needs to be leveled (graded) heavily
- How accessible it is for us to get to the area where we’ll be building the retaining wall
- Permits required by your city or county
- If you want us to do additional landscaping around your new retaining wall
The national average cost of a retaining wall is $5700. However, keep in mind that your actual cost could be higher or lower depending on the above factors, especially the size of the wall. We’ll talk about cost during our initial no-strings-attached meeting so you can make sure you’re comfortable with the cost.
Retaining Wall Value
While you might initial be asking “how much are retaining walls?” you might instead want to ask “what is the value?” Landscaping walls can actually save you money in the long run! Here are a few ways retaining walls can help pay for themselves:
- A well-landscaped yard can increase your property value and help your home sell faster if you are thinking about putting it on the market in the future.
- These structures prevent erosion, which means you’ll have less soil and mulch to clean up and re-purchase, even after major storms.
- You can prevent accidents, since you don’t have to worry about eroding soil and debris on walkways.
- You can add drainage that diverts water properly, which means you’ll spend less money replacing dying plants or irrigating dry areas of your property.
- They can actually help prevent your home from flooding, since they can divert water during heavy storms.
Best of all, when you work with our team, you don’t have to worry about figuring out how to build one. We have experience building retaining walls of all sizes, including for both residential and commercial properties. We’ll make sure you get the most value for your money whenever you hire us for a landscaping project.
Frequently Asked Questions
We would be happy to answer your every question during a free consultation. Here are a few frequently asked questions about retaining walls and our company to help you get started:
How long does it take to build a retaining wall?
We make every attempt to get projects done as quickly as possible, but we won’t cut corners. When we meet with you, we’ll give you our best estimation based on the size and complexity of your retaining wall project.
Can you take on other landscaping projects to make my retaining wall look better?
If you’re interested in several hardscape ideas for backyards, we can help! In addition to retaining walls, we also build outdoor kitchens, patios, walkways, and more. We can also plant flowers and shrubs, create irrigated gardening areas, and even build outdoor fireplaces. Our team is passionate about helping you turn your property into a beautiful oasis. Retaining walls are just the beginning!
What sets you apart from other landscaping companies?
We are a local team and our owner, Kostas, takes a hands-on approach to every project, big or small. From the day we first meet with you to discuss your needs to the day the project is completed, we stay in close communication to ensure you are happy every step of the way. Unlike many other lawn care companies, we have a contractor’s license, several certifications, and education in how to build high-quality hardscapes. We’re more than just the people who mow your grass; we’re the complete landscape package!
From small yards that just need a little maintenance and TLC to large commercial projects, we have a track record of keeping our customers happy. We’d love to work with you too. Click here to contact us today.