Retaining Walls

Seattle Rockeries is Washington's best retaining wall contractor.

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Seattle Rockeries is a retaining wall construction contractor servicing Seattle, Medina, Redmond, Bellevue, and Mercer Island. We bring geotechnical engineers and construction professionals to evaluate damaged retaining walls and unstable slopes. Our walls retain beauty and function while holding up the land you've invested in. Seattle Rockeries integrates drainage systems into walls made of dry stone, boulders, or precast interlocking ecology blocks.

Retaining walls are used to support soil during Seattle's rainy weather and create levels on sloped train. These walls resist the lateral pressure of soil and provide drainage channels to prevent soil saturation and erosion. Seattle Rockeries builds retaining walls using natural stone, interlocking concrete blocks, in boulders. A Geotechnical engineer must come assess your soil and terrain prior to the planning and construction of your retaining wall. We find inconsistencies, damage, and existing erosion patterns to find and reduce the risk of landslides, rockfall, and avalanches.

Retaining walls protect Seattle properties by stabilizing foundations and terrain during heavy rain and harsh weather. Retaining walls protect against erosion which can lead to landslides or yard damage. Seattle Rockeries contracts top-rated geotechnical engineers to when designing hardscapes to retain consistently safe moisture levels on your property. Our excavation technicians remove soil imperfections while digging channels for drainage systems and water diversion. Retaining walls and then built to create terrace patio areas and structural support on the landscape.

Anchored retaining walls consist of earth anchors that are driven back into the residual soil to a depth past the failure surface of a slope. Anchors are driven into the earth by heavy equipment. Anchors driven into the terrain underneath the retaining wall are expanded mechanically or by using high-pressure concrete. This complex method is used when large surcharge is expected above the retaining wall. Anchored walls require thinner wall materials as slimmer interlocking concrete bricks are supported by steel anchors that hold large loads.

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Buttress structures are architectural supports build against a wall which serves to support or reinforce a retaining wall. Buttress walls are able to retain heavy backfill and provide additional support for the structure. Seattle Rockeries constructs buttress walls using quality labor and materials to withstand large surcharges such as patios, driveways, foundations and more. Buttressed walls are resistant Sliding failure, deep sheer failure, Sliding failure, deep sheer failure, shallow shear failure, overturning failure, and bearing capacity failure.

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Mechanically stabilized Earth is constructed of alternating layers of compacted backfill and soil reinforcement elements which are attached to a wall facing. The soil reinforcements are secured by friction in the way of alternating layers of backfill. The wall facing of a typical mechanically stabilized earth structure is usually thin, with a majority of the construction lying within the earth.

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Concrete crib walls are gravity retaining walls which are constructed from precast concrete pillars which interlock to create a framework for drainage rock filling. Earth backfill and free-draining material remove hydrostatic pressure buildup better than many other popular retaining wall construction methods. Crib walls are affordable and can be quickly constructed almost anywhere.

The open web construction design featured in crib wall construction creates efficient drainage pores for removal of moisture from your soil and terrain. Koalas require minimal maintenance and can be planted with indigenous plants, and local wall garden varieties. Crib walls are flexible and can be built on slopes, hills, and around corners.

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