Walls can be made from a variety of materials that complement and enhance your existing site. Designed to prevent soil erosion, they create transitions and can transform constrained nooks into welcoming spaces suitable for gardening, entertaining, or relaxing. Customizable to your aesthetic preferences, walls provide form as well as function, decorating your property while preventing erosion and supporting proper drainage. Our NEC team has installed hundreds of stone walls across Minnesota, helping homeowners and property managers achieve beauty and function.

Retaining Walls - Minneapolis

Boulder Walls

Boulder retaining walls are the most popular and durable retaining wall that we build. Very common in the Midwest and Minnesota, they are not only beautiful, but are economically priced as well.

Natural Stone Walls

There’s a reason that stone walls are seen throughout the countryside in Minnesota. These structures are durable, elegant, and never go out of style. Natural stone walls can add a stunning landscape accent and provide functional use to any landscape design.

Dry-Laid Stone

There’s a reason that stone walls are seen throughout the countryside in Minnesota. These structures are durable, elegant, and never go out of style. Natural stone walls can add a stunning landscape accent and provide functional use to any landscape design.

Masonry

This method of wall construction allows for exceptionally refined finishes and fine detailing. Classic examples of masonry are brick retaining walls or a stone facade.

Timber

A timber retaining wall is great for reshaping a sloped yard and lending a real identity to your garden area. Wood retaining walls have a long-standing reputation for providing a warm, organic look to landscaping features and are often the most cost-effective option; when constructed correctly they can provide many years of beauty.

Gabion

Derived from the Italian word gabbione, meaning "big cage," these walls are constructed from a steel cage filled with any variety of stone. They provide great value in projects that have unique structural considerations and can become the aesthetic focal point of a design.

Corten

Designers appreciate weathered steel for it's warm patina. Generally available in sheet and plate form, its strength and durability allows it to serve in situations where other walls would not fit or would visually overwhelm its surroundings. Corten can be used for walls, edgings, dividers, planters, gate trims, and arbors; indeed, its versatility seems to be limited only by the designer’s imagination.

Concrete

A classic wall construction of poured in place concrete provides a reinforced solution for particular engineering needs. Additionally, the look and feel of these walls will complement a "modern" design.

Cost Considerations

When you consult with a any landscape designer, make sure they explain cost variations between the various manufactured retaining walls as well as the difference between natural stone walls. Materials vary in cost, so be sure to pick according to your budget. Natural stone walls last longer than other retaining walls, and are competitively priced with other types of retaining walls. This naturally elegant look may be exactly what is right for your Minneapolis landscape.