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Retaining Wall

Definition

A structure used to support vertical slopes of earth or to hold back water.

Things you need to know

A retaining wall may be purely decorative or it can be used for reinforcement/to prevent soil erosion. Retaining walls can be made of concrete, interlocking blocks, stones, wood, and various other materials.

Also known as

Revetment

Cost Considerations

Retaining walls made of interlocking concrete blocks are usually the most economical option at $15 to $30 per sq. ft. Wood walls generally run $20 to $25 per sq. ft. Stone retaining walls cost approximately $25 to $40 per sq. ft. Poured concrete usually averages between $30 and $40 per sq. ft.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.