4 Types of Retaining Walls to Consider

With the warmer seasons fast approaching, homeowners are busy creating their honey-do lists. Among them, you may find yourself considering the addition, or remodel of, retaining walls around your home or business. As one of the most prominent features of your landscape design, retaining walls often enhance your property.

In this article, we’re taking a look at four of the most commonly used building materials and how they may be the perfect solution to your remodeling needs.



If you’re looking for a traditional look and feel, brick is the most popular building material. Providing homes and businesses with a classic, welcoming look, brick also complements nearly any type of building. Beyond those desirable features, brick offers the following as well:

  • Low-maintenance
  • Strength against harsh weather elements
  • Fire-resistance
  • Durability
  • One of the most eco-friendly masonry materials
  • Color retention
  • Longevity



Stone Veneer

Next in line is stone veneer.  However, this material is considered more of a protective covering than a base material. However, once installed, the result is unparalleled. On the other side, you may opt for natural stone which provides a beautiful aesthetic and texture to any home or business. Unique patterns, shapes, and color combinations offer endless possibilities.  Besides, natural stone is an excellent way to seamlessly integrate your retaining walls into your landscaping. 



Concrete Blocks

If you’re looking for a low maintenance solution, considering concrete may be the solution for you. Designed to sit on a compacted gravel base, these retaining walls are some of the most durable available to consumers. So durable, that with proper installation, they may last a lifetime. Furthermore, concrete blocks come in a variety of sizes and shapes, allowing homeowners the opportunity to create a unique, visually appealing wall.



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Poured Concrete

Although poured concrete retaining walls seem simple, they need to be designed by a landscape architect to ensure adequate craftsmanship. This type of wall is popular due to its strength and consistency in appearance. Furthermore, concrete can be poured into any shape your imagination desires providing endless design options.


If retaining walls are in your future, it’s time to give the team at Max 13 Construction a call. With decades of industry experience, our team has the experience and knowledge to execute your project and provide superior results. Contact us today at (978) 733-4777 to schedule your consultation.

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