While retaining walls serve the practical purpose of holding back pieces of earth or keeping a garden in place, at BR Design Build we believe that they should be as beautiful as they are functional. A well-designed retaining wall should be a work of art that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the landscape. A functional and elegant accent to your backyard landscaping, a retaining wall will enhance your enjoyment of your outdoor living space.

Retaining wall construction

A retaining wall must be able to handle the backpressure that is created by the soil behind it, so it is important that construction is carefully considered. With over 27 years of experience designing and installing retaining walls for clients in Anne Arundel County, including Annapolis, Cape St. Claire, Edgewater, Severn, Severna Park, Millersville, Odenton, Riva, Arnold, and Davidsonville, we have the attention to detail needed to construct a retaining wall that will last for decades.

In addition to being sturdy and durable, a retaining wall should also enhance your landscape. At BR Design Build, we will design a wall that works with your personal style as well as the aesthetics of the rest of your landscape design. The material you choose will depend on a variety of factors, including your existing hardscaping as well as your budget. We offer a variety of retaining wall material choices in order to ensure that you are able to choose the perfect material for your wall, including:

  • Natural stone. For an elegant and timeless look, natural stone offers unparalleled beauty.
  • Segmental block. Also known as paver walls, segmental block is more affordable than natural stone and they are stronger from an engineering standpoint, making them an excellent choice for terracing steep slopes.
  • And more!

Any of these materials can be used to create either retaining walls or freestanding walls. A freestanding wall will help to define your space, and the addition of seat walls can increase your useable outdoor space.

Seat Walls

Seat walls can be constructed into any section of your project to increase your enjoyment of your patio or outdoor space. Created to be the same height as a chair, a seat wall can provide extra seating for guests at your next outdoor barbecue or can be used as a planting wall. We have extensive experience designing and installing customized retaining seat walls, so no matter the project you have in mind, contact us today to find out how we can bring it to life!