Experienced Retaining Wall Builders in San Diego

Our 20+ years of experience allow us to grant more functionality and beauty to your outdoor area. Contact the best retaining wall installer in San Deigo, California today!

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Proudly Serving:

  • Carlsbad
  • Chula Vista
  • Coronado
  • Del Mar
  • El Cajon
  • Encinitas
  • Escondido
  • La Jolla
  • La Mesa
  • Poway
  • San Diego
  • San Marcos
  • Santee
  • Solana Beach
  • Vista

Custom Retaining Wall Design & Installation in San Diego

Count on us to build a long-lasting custom retaining wall

We’re your go-to company for custom stone and concrete retaining wall installation across San Diego and the surrounding communities. You can rely on us to enhance the functionality of your yard and to help you prevent unwanted soil movement. We have more than 20 years of experience and our contractors are skilled and qualified professionals who will provide a solution per your exact needs. We use the most advanced equipment and tools available and the highest quality materials to ensure maximum longevity and durability.

Why we’re the leading retaining wall builders in San Diego, CA

It’s our team of stone and concrete retaining wall builders that helps us stand apart from the competition in San Diego and other nearby areas. Our staff consists of qualified, knowledgeable, and skilled professionals dedicated to helping you increase the safety and functionality of your outdoor area. They’ll carefully inspect your property, detect any existing issues, and come up with a detailed plan for installing your custom wall. This way, you’ll not only get the practicality you’ve been looking for, but also the longevity and durability you need.

We offer an array of different wall options for you to choose

The first thing we’ll do is help you choose the material for your custom retaining wall. We offer stucco, concrete, stone, as well as other materials from Belgard, one of the leading brands in the industry. From there our retaining wall builders will work together with you to select the right solution among the different types of retaining walls, including gravity, cantilever, embedded, and reinforced soil. Finally, we’ll propose the most suitable design from a wide range of available options to ensure everything seamlessly first with the aesthetic of your home.

See what our previous customers have to say about us

Karen O.

Robert and his crew did an amazing job in our backyard. The guys were very professional, respectful and very detail-oriented. The pavers, shade structure and turf transformed our backyard into a great oasis for entertaining or just plain relaxing and enjoying. We so highly recommend Robert and his crew, we will be using them again for future projects!

Joe K.

I contacted Robert to remove a large outdated water feature and replace it with a bar. Demolition went smoothly and they matched the existing hardscape perfectly. Highly recommend. Quality workmanship from all his employees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installing a stone or a concrete retaining wall in the yard of your home in San Diego will help you offset the unwanted effects gravity can have on your landscaping, especially on slopes. This type of custom wall will prevent the lateral force of the slope to affect your soil and prevent it from moving. Besides this main function, hiring retaining wall builders will also help you:

  • Establish more usable land by dividing your property into terraces.
  • Help you better manage all water runoff at your property and slow rainwater.
  • Provide additional seating if you’re lacking the space for it in your yard.

Some of the situations in which you might need to install a retaining wall are:

  • You’re looking to control downhill erosion.
  • Your property is located downhill from all soil fault lines.
  • Your property’s foundation is under threat from a sliding hill.

Custom stone or concrete retaining walls can enhance your landscape and protect your property in San Diego in so many ways. They make it easier to garden and prevent soil erosion. They define outdoor spaces and give order to the landscape. They add privacy and act as a windbreak. Call us for stunning, maintenance-free concrete wall design.

When you design and construct custom walls, you should carefully plan it out so that it will blend in well with the surrounding landscape. Almost any hardscape of natural stone or brick will compliment plant materials in the garden.

Most custom walls require a good deal of skill to ensure that it is built properly and safely. Because of their height, walls can be much more difficult to construct than just a stylish flat patio in your backyard or a walkway that eases access into the different areas of your outdoor space. If done haphazardly, the job will look sloppy rather than charming.

Custom walls can be both attractive and functional. A modest amount of soil can be held back by dry-stacking boulders and large rocks. Water will seep through when it rains, allowing for a natural drainage of moisture. A retaining wall built by dry stacking must lean back toward the soil it is to retain at a fairly steep angle. A 45-degree angle is needed for maximum strength.

Custom walls can also include stackable blocks. They usually have a lip at the back which slips over the top back edge of the block below it. Some stackable blocks are held together with fiberglass pins, which are inserted in holes in the blocks.

When designing and constructing concrete custom walls on your property in San Diego that are over 4 feet tall, they must be installed with a french drain behind the wall to allow for proper drainage. Without this system in place, it is liable to heave over during heavy rains.

Custom walls for garden design are freestanding structures, which means they do not retain soil. These are usually built as decorative masonry for gardens and landscape. These too must be built with a proper foundation; otherwise they will become unsafe and fall over in time. We build ours to last.

If your hardscape includes mortared stone custom walls, they must rest on a solid concrete footing; otherwise the mortar joints will crack. And we don’t depend on the mortar to hold it together; we choose stones that are close to square and that are flat on at least some sides so that they can be stacked without wobbling. If done properly, this type of landscaping structure will have a natural rustic look that will be very appealing.

Another way to beautify block custom walls is to face them with stone veneers or flagstones. This can greatly improve the appearance and lend charm. There are many different types of stone veneer, from river rock to a slate type of stone.

Our company is here to help you install a high-quality retaining wall made from the material of your choice. Our team of experienced designers and builders will listen to your ideas and requirements and incorporate them into the final design to ensure your maximum satisfaction with the work we’ve done.

All you have to do is give us a call and tell us what you’d like us to do. From there, everything else is up to us. It doesn’t matter if your home is near Balboa Park or in La Jolla, you can count on us. Give us your address and we’ll arrive to thoroughly inspect your property and propose the best course of action.

Reach out to us!

(858) 583-4105 or robert@pacificdreamscapes.com

Mon - Fri 7 AM - 5 PM

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