Make a Retaining Wall Beautiful

Posted on Jan 28, 2020

A retaining wall is a structure designed and used to resist the lateral pressure of soil when there is a desired change in ground elevation. This wall needs to retain all of the material that fills the space between itself and the steepest angle at which soil can hold itself together without caving. Homes built on a steep slope (typically for basements) need to have means of protecting the foundation from soil wash-out. At Alliance Stone, not only do we provide structurally sound retaining walls, but we offer beautiful design to accentuate this feature in your landscape.


A retaining wall is a structure designed and used to resist the lateral pressure of soil when there is a desired change in ground elevation. This wall needs to retain all of the material that fills the space between itself and the steepest angle at which soil can hold itself together without caving. Homes built on a steep slope (typically for basements) need to have means of protecting the foundation from soil wash-out. At Alliance Stone, not only do we provide structurally sound retaining walls, but we offer beautiful design to accentuate this feature in your landscape.

A builder grade retaining wall is made out of concrete and are typically constructed for functional purposes only. While controlling water drainage and preventing erosion are essential for the purpose of a retaining wall, this structure can also be a beautiful addition to your property. A natural stone retaining wall can add beauty and a touch of glamour to any landscape décor that will last a lifetime.

Many DIY projects and landscapers use timbers to create a retaining wall. While this can provide the structural support that your landscape needs, they are susceptible to rot and are not as durable as stone. Natural stone supplies both durability and beauty, allowing you to create a stunning feature in your yard. Using natural stone for a retaining wall also allows you to create either a formal or a natural appearance and add some interesting curvature to the wall as well. Please browse through our Idea Gallery to see photos of beautifully constructed retaining walls and other projects that we have done to add both beauty and function to people’s property.

If you are adding a retaining wall to your property or re-doing a retaining wall, Alliance Stone encourages you to go ahead and make it beautiful. Contact us to explore your options.

Posted on Behalf of Alliance Stone