Other Services

Drainage

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Drainage Installation

In Seattle, proper drainage is critical for maintaining hardscapes and preventing land damage. Signs of drainage issues include standing water, soggy or dead grass, and bare roots. Homes located at the bottom of a hill often require drain boxes, catch basins, or dry wells. At Seattle Rockeries we work with our clients to create drainage plans, fixing dangerous saturation levels. 

Our experts plan, excavate, and install the best drainage options available to match your hardscaping. We offer several excavation and drainage services including rain gardens, driveway drainage, curtain drains, garden channel drains, drainage pipe installation, catch basin installation, stormwater trap installation, and drainage excavation. 

Contact us to learn more about our drainage installation services in the Seattle area.

Drainage plans

Drainage Plans

Seattle Rockeries does the drainage planning for you, ensuring your outdoor living area and hardscapes are rock solid. Seattle Rockeries drainage plans include grading, excavation, drain pipe installation, filtering, and trenching systems. Contact us to learn more about our drainage planning services in the Seattle area.

Driveway drainage

Driveway Drainage

In the pacific northwest, driveway drainage is critical to preserving large hardscapes. We work with our clients to plan and install driveway drainage solutions. Contact us to learn more about our driveway drainage installation services in the Seattle area.

Terraced rockery walls and steps on steep slope in backyard of Seattle house

Yard Elevatioin

Would you like to transform your uneven or sloping yard into a cascading block wall? Seattle Rockeries offers excavation services to smooth and grade uneven land, prepping sloped areas for beautiful block walls and outdoor steps. Contact us to learn more about our yard elevation services in the Seattle area.

White french drain channeling water away from Seattle home

Water Diversion

Seattle Rockeries offers water diversion services to redirect surface runoff from your roof, gutter, or driveway. Water diversion prevents land erosion while preserving hardscapes such as rockeries and pathways. Contact us to learn more about our water diversion services in the Seattle area.

Geotechnical

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Land Planning

Geotechnical land planning includes phases of site planning from initial concept plans to feasibility studies. This verifies that the soil and land are ready for your hardscape project. We work with trusted geotechnical engineers who understand soil constraints, property size, zoning requirements, and environmental restrictions. Together we can plan a beautiful hardscape for your property. 

We are experts at overcoming potential obstacles and complying with local land-use regulations. Contact us to learn more about geotechnical services and land planning in the Seattle area.

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Geotechnical Engineering

Occasionally, a property will have environmental restrictions that require geotechnical services before building a new hardscape. At Seattle Rockeries, we work with trusted geotechnical engineers who understand environmental restrictions and soil constraints. 

Geotechnical engineers can conduct slope stability analysis, storm damage assessments, seismic hazard evaluations, liquefaction mitigation, percolation testing, and subgrade stabilization. 

If you live in an environmentally critical area, we’ll work with a geotechnical engineer to plan a beautiful hardscape for your property that is compliant with local regulations. Contact us to learn more about the geotechnical engineers with whom we work in the Seattle area.

Residential landslide caused by failed retaining walls

Damage Evaluation

Occasionally landscapes can shift, resulting in damage to hardscapes, pipelines, tanks, and foundations. A geotechnical engineer can evaluate areas where damage has occurred from substandard soil conditions. 

For properties with a greater risk of movement in terrain, an engineer will often look for soil liquefaction. This leads to lateral soil shifting, causing movement above and below ground. Contact us to learn more about working with a geotechnical engineer to evaluate new or potential damage to the soil of your property.

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Retaining Wall Planning

At Seattle Rockeries, we create detailed plans for retaining walls. Some hardscapes in environmentally critical areas require extensive planning and design. When necessary, we work with trusted geotechnical engineers who understand soil constraints, property size, zoning requirements, and environmental restrictions. Together we can plan a beautiful hardscape for your property. 

We identify the ideal location for retaining wall construction and measure out a base. Additionally, we determine proper wall height, identify structural requirements, calculate the total wall volume, and supply any necessary backfill soil to stabilize the rockery or block retaining wall. Contact us to learn more about our retaining wall planning services for your property in the Seattle area.

Excavated critical steep slope with home and driveway above

Structural Investigations

Seattle Rockeries works with trusted geotechnical engineers to audit the condition of the soil that surrounds your foundation or hardscape. If you live in an environmentally critical area or have terrain that is more susceptible to movement, it is recommended to conduct a structural investigation before constructing a new hardscape. This ensures that we are building on stable ground. Contact us to learn more about our structural investigation services for your property in the Seattle area.

Construction

Circular fire pit made with Mutual Materials Roman stack

Fire Pits

Create a cozy environment with a backyard fire pit. Seattle Rockeries offers fire pit installation with durable materials, perfect for backyard patios and outdoor living areas. Our fire pits are built to local regulations and support charcoal and firewood. Contact us to learn more about our fire pit services in the Seattle area.

Pondless waterfall with plants

Water Features

Seattle Rockeries offers water feature installation and construction. Our team can add flowing water across rocks, fountains, and ponds to your property. Contact us to learn more about our water feature installation services in the Seattle area.

Full hardscaped front yard with fence, block walls, and pavers in a Seattle neighborhood

Fences

Seattle Rockeries offers fence installation on property lines, retaining walls, and rockery walls. Our experienced builders clear the area, dispose of any existing fencing and install a new fence with durable materials suited for northwest weather conditions. 

Adding fences to retaining walls is an excellent way to increase privacy and secure the property. Contact us to learn more about our fence installation services in the Seattle area.

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Subbase

A subbase refers to the natural material underneath pavers, asphalt, or concrete. The subbase supports the structure on top so that the structure can support weight and will not settle or dip over time. If your property needs subgrade work to install a new paver driveway or rockery, our machinery can dig and excavate the subgrade. Contact us to learn more about our subgrade services in the Seattle area.

Hardscapes

Circular rockery wall

Boulder Walls

Boulder walls, both big and small, add structure to your landscape and create efficient drainage for your yard. Seattle Rockeries installs on slopes, in gardens, and on the edge of property lines. Using large anchor boulders sourced from local suppliers, your boulder wall will remain secure while elevating the aesthetic of your property. Contact us to learn more about our boulder wall installation services in the Seattle area.

Rock garden wall with lawn and pathway to gate

Rock Gardens

Adding boulder rocks to any garden beautifies the space while adding structure and excellent drainage. Our materials are sourced from local suppliers and installed by our team of rockery specialists. Contact us to learn more about our rock garden installation services in the Seattle area.

Natural flat rockery rock steps

Stepping Stones

Seattle Rockeries installs stepping stones, great for connecting gardens to outdoor patios and driveways. With high-quality materials sourced from local suppliers, your new stepping stones will look amazing and provide proper drainage in high traffic areas. Contact us to learn more about our stepping stone installation services in the Seattle area.

Engineered rockery retaining wall near tree

Retaining Boulders

At Seattle Rockeries, boulder walls and retaining boulder installation is our specialty. Using a variety of anchor boulders and smaller stones, we stabilize the rockery, giving it integrity and proper drainage for Seattle weather. 

With quality materials sourced locally, our team of experts will craft a beautiful hardscape to elevate your property. Contact us to learn more about our retaining boulder installation services in the Seattle area.

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Boulder Sourcing

At Seattle Rockeries we take pride in sourcing quality materials from local suppliers across the state of Washington. Our expert team sources and installs a wide variety of materials including natural stone, flagstone, pavers, and boulders. 

We work with our clients to select beautiful stones and boulders that complement their outdoor living areas while providing excellent drainage. Contact us to learn more about our wide selection of materials and local boulder sourcing.

Excavation

Excavation site preparation for installing rockery retaining wall with drainage

Grading

Seattle Rockeries offers a variety of excavation services, including grading. We can transform uneven or rolling hills into smooth slopes. This gives the hill a consistent grade. 

We also have the equipment to cut large portions of dirt from a hillside, making room to add a rockery or block wall. Contact us to learn more about our grading and excavation services in the Seattle area.

Excavation to prepare residential site for retaining wall installation

Residential Excavation

Seattle Rockeries offers residential excavation services. We can remove large portions of dirt, shrubbery, or debris to make room for drainage systems, retaining walls, and landscaping. Contact us to learn more about our residential excavation services in the Seattle area.

Rockery retaining wall landslide repair

Terrain Shaping

Seattle Rockeries offers excavation services such as terrain shaping. If you have uneven ground, we have the tools to smooth sloping terrain or flat ground. Our experienced team can excavate old dirt, grade sloping terrain, or fill an area with fresh dirt.

If you have an overgrown space, our team can transform it with new hardscaping and smooth terrain. Contact us to learn more about our excavation and terrain shaping services in the Seattle area.