Retaining Walls

Retaining Wall Construction

Retaining walls are a beautiful and functional property investment. Retaining walls are structures that hold or retain the soil behind it. Walls are a common landscape element in western Pennsylvania that create and form beautiful outdoor living spaces.

Retention walls separate and enclose designated areas of your property and work with your yard’s natural surroundings. They are designed to complement other landscaping features, such as mulch, plants, trees, flowers, and shrubs. Retaining walls can solve terrain problems and allow us to carve out functional outdoor spaces. Walls also define the landscape and add to the theme and feel of your outdoor environment.

While planning for your retaining wall installation:

  • Consider incorporating the wall into your lifestyle to create a multi-use outdoor space
  • Explore different designs-be creative!
  • Keep in mind the final size
  • Consider terracing and changing grades
  • Look for the type of stone that suits your style. Manufactured stones and blocks or natural stones?
  • Consider placement of the base below level with filler, the base sets the tone for the entire wall
  • Plan for drainage
  • Choose finishing touches for the top

The Dream Greener Way to Retaining Walls

Our service area has many properties that are sloped so retaining walls are often used to tame grades terracing and preventing erosion around your driveway, walkways, and backyard.

First, we begin by observing the details. Walls can add creative curves and create interest in an otherwise boring area of your outdoor space. We plan and utilize your existing elements to complement and contrast with each other.

Next, drainage is a big consideration. A retaining wall that has a slope will require additional drainage at the base. Components of this include: gravel and fabric, along with drain pipe. Dream Greener’s experts then design a solid base, planning for drainage and prioritizing support. We also plan for the future, taking into consideration how the passage of time will affect your design.

Finally we collaborate with you to use the best materials. Walls can be made from a variety of materials to evoke different feelings and show a variety of styles.


Common types of retaining walls:

  • Stacked stone
  • Timbers
  • Brick
  • Poured concrete
  • Wood
  • Boulders
  • Stone veneer
  • Gabian

Three important factors to consider when choosing the material for your wall include: longevity, use and budget.

Dream Greener’s professionals create the appropriate base factoring grade and slope into the installation. We know how to terrace and stack the wall materials keeping the entire project level and attractive.

We consider the gravitational push of the soil over time as we build your project. Our walls incorporate a strong base with compacted material to prevent kick out. We know how to install attractive retaining walls that will add dimension and differentiate elevations in your landscaping.

Contact us today to learn more about Dream Greener’s retaining wall installation services.

“I was BLOWN AWAY when I got home. Seriously could not be happier!! Very happy to have found Dream Greener and looking forward to using their services throughout the summer and fall. Jon was super responsive, easy to work with, and came right on time. If you are looking for help with your yard, hire Jon and his team!”