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Retaining Walls

Designs 4 You Remodeling is your local San Diego expert for retaining wall design, construction/installation, or repair. You can rely on our construction and masonry professionals to help you achieve your families landscape and hardscaping goals.

We proudly partner with the top financing companies to offer competitive rates and plans for a variety of budgets. Get your free estimate today and chat with an expert project manager. Your project manager will help guide you through the whole remodeling process, from design and estimate to any permits, and the final construction.

Our CMU retaining walls are equipped to withstand the weather as they include hot mop on the back (water proofing) as well as a French drain. This stops the wet soil from pushing the wall over and collapsing.

Retaining walls are commonly known as "retention walls", or "landscape walls" We have years of experience in designing retaining walls, safe removal and demolish of your old retaining walls, as well as the installation of new retaining walls. We have no problem handling even the most extreme slopes or hills that are commonly found around San Diego canyon areas and mesas. Using a variety of the highest quality materials, we will generate a beautiful and functional retaining wall that fits your landscape style and budget. Designs 4 You Remodeling will be by your side every step of the way.

We are proudly licensed and insured in San Diego county (California State License Board License # 1061836B – General Building Contractor C27 – Landscaping) Be wary of any retaining wall contractors who are not licensed and insured, as their work can be a liability for your home and property.

Enjoy these images of hardscaping in San Diego, including retaining wall and stairs:


retaining wall hardscape


In addition, here is a different example of a tiered retaining wall design and construction in San Diego:

beautiful tiered retaining wall in San Diego county by Designs 4 You Remodeling


Local San Diego Retaining Wall Contractors

Whether you need any retaining wall building or major repairs, our team at Designs 4 You Remodeling has got you covered. We are experts in concrete retaining walls that fit the landscape and needs of your property. It’s essential a retaining wall is built with plans and care, as they are often an important structural part of your hardscaping. Our retaining wall architects can handle the most advanced and complicated walls possible. Our retaining wall contractors are all licensed and insured, and we only work with the best material and equipment suppliers in San Diego. We can find any type of retaining wall blocks you desire, or recommend a local source for retaining wall bricks. 3D designs and renderings for your wall can also be created and are very helpful in visually projecting the end results and goals.


About Retaining Wall Design, Engineering & Build/Construction

Retaining walls are also commonly known as landscape walls. Landscape walls are most often constructed using either concrete, cinder blocks, keystones, wood, natural stone, or dry stack walls, or sometimes a combination. Properly engineered and constructed San Diego Retaining walls help hold back soil and land by protecting your property that may have the slope, hill, canyon, or ravine that requires such a wall.

We can help you create any 3D Design and engineering plans needed for a retaining wall in San Diego. The most common type of retaining wall is CMU (concrete masonry unit) retaining wall, likely due to it's strength and affordability. Keystone retaining walls are also very popular for their appealing design. Retaining walls can be tall and thick if needed, and we will scope our the appropriate dimensions in our recommendations.

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Cost & Estimates For Retaining Walls

The cost of retaining walls vary due to the requested material used, length and height of the wall, and many other potential complications like hard-to-work landscapes, or unique artistic additions. Our best advice when estimating your retaining wall is to ask a professional company such as the Design 4 You Remodeling team. We have years of experience working with retaining walls as architects and designers, and properly estimating your potential hardscaping cost is our expertise.

We can also help you determine and obtain the correct permits for your retaining wall in San Diego. Generally if they are over 3-4 feet they need an engineer and permitting. We can assist you with all of these details and help organize the project with your dedicated project manager.


Repairs of Retaining Walls

If you see cracking, breakage, leakage, or other concerning fractures in your retaining wall, be sure to give us a call. We can have one of our project managers out to your home as soon as possible to provide expert advice and a free quote for any work needed. Failing retaining walls can be dangerous, so be sure to keep all pets and people clear of the area until you can arrange a proper inspection.

Often with retaining wall repairs we prefer to replace the whole structure, as it's very difficult and often not recommended to simply repair load bearing walls.

Call us today at (858) 939-9998 for your free estimate on a retaining wall.

Designs 4 You Remodeling is centrally located and provides retaining wall service to the surrounding San Diego county area.


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