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What Are the Different Retaining Wall Materials I Can Use?

Retaining walls have many uses in landscaping. They can help turn a hilly landscape into a classy, attractive terrace. They can also help circle off specific areas of your yard to create the perfect gardening space. But what type of material is best for your retaining wall? Let Four Seasons answer!

Just remember, there’s no one “best” material! It just depends what you want for your yard.

Stone Retaining Walls

Stone is one of our most popular materials for retaining walls. They’re durable and offer enough versatility to be used in any shaped retaining wall. But there are many different types of stones available—and when it comes to stone retaining walls, there are a lot of different options! Stone retaining walls can be made of:

  • Flagstone (also known as Pennsylvania bluestone)
  • Limestone
  • Rubble stone
  • Travertine
  • And more!

Modular Block Retaining Walls

Modular, or segmental, block retaining walls consist of masonry units that are placed without mortar and rely on their mass, as well as interlocking connectors, to prevent sliding and overturning. Compared to other types of retaining walls, modular block retaining walls are:

  • Cost-effective
  • Available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures
  • Durable and won’t crack as easily as poured concrete will
  • Versatile—segmental block retaining walls can be easily curved or straight, and can meet unique layout needs.
  • Easy to install—laying units without mortar allows for faster construction

Learn About Our Retaining Wall Installation in Maryland

Four Seasons offers both custom-design and standard retaining walls. Our expert retaining wall installers will make sure your wall is constructed perfectly to your yard’s needs. To get a free quote from one of our retaining wall experts, contact Four Seasons today!


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