Retaining walls

If you live in San Francisco, then you know that retaining walls are a big part of the cityscape. They help to keep hillside homes from erosion and also serve as a barrier between properties.

There are many different materials that can be used for retaining walls, but each has its own benefits and drawbacks. Here we take a look at some of the most popular materials used for retaining walls in San Francisco. We’ll also discuss the pros and cons of each material, so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for your home or business.

Our retaining walls projects often include some form of retaining wall, but they don’t have to be bare concrete. See our retaining wall design and install photos and dream of the possibilities!

Completed: West Portal Renovation Aug.2013

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Below is a before shot of an uninviting, underutilized backyard. We started with demo of the entire yard and concrete forms for a raised concrete planter which has become popular for todays contemporary styling.

Completed Project: Outer Sunset Makeover, 6/2013

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This residence in the outer sunset currently has crumbling concrete retaining walls/steps, terraces that slope and no foliage excepts for weeds. Not a very inviting environment for a young couple with a new baby. We were asked to provide a makeover, with a set strict budget and to include a deck, new steps, fix up the walls, turf and plants. We were shown some photos of elements they liked and we took it from there. Below are two photos of before.