A beautiful stone retaining wall with lush greenery and flowers, creating a peaceful and natural landscape.
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On time Great communication and advice regarding the job. Will recommend to anyone needing render work

Acrylic rendering retaining wall


Great communication. Job was organised and completed within a couple of days. Very happy with the quality of workmanship. Thanks!

Build a retaining wall


Outstanding professionalism and very knowledgeable, friendly and committed.

Painting a retaining wall


A lovely man, hard working and gets the job done, even when you have a fussy husband that checks everything to a millimetre. Great job, would recommend him and gladly have him back to do other work. Thanks Phil!!

Complete a retaining wall. Job specific only- cutting caps and blocks.


Job was completed well and to expect requirements. Jordan did a great job with in fixing my problem.

Repair cement to retaining wall


Trevor did a fantastic job, couldn't be happier. 100% recommend his assistance. Thanks Trevor Steve and I appreciated your work.

Dig holes and put up retaining awall








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Top Retaining Walls related questions

Yes! You can opt to hire a landscape architect to design your retaining wall. Your landscape professional can work with your retaining wall contractor to execute the design. Otherwise, you can post a task for a complete retaining wall service. Some retaining wall contractors may provide everything from design to installation. 

When your home’s foundation is downhill, a retaining wall serves as a protective barrier against heavy rainfall or snowmelt, which can erode your home’s foundation. A retaining wall also creates a flat area for a garden. Moreover, a retaining wall is helpful when the only space you have in your backyard is on a slope.

You can maintain your retaining wall by doing regular inspections—especially before, during, and after seasons of heavy snowfall or rainfall. Check the drainage pipes and remove any debris. You should also watch for any unusual bowing or bulging in sections of the wall. Once you see bowing or bulging, call a professional to do a more thorough inspection and fix the defect; These issues can mean a breach is imminent. 

Yes, absolutely! A wood retaining wall is ideal for smaller spaces. While wood retaining walls are not as durable as stone or concrete retaining walls, wood can last up to 20 years as long as you have the right design and type of wood. If you plan to have a wood retaining wall made, use heavy-duty wood and stay away from treated pine or repurposed railway sleepers. 

The amount of time it takes depends on the size of the retaining wall and the complexity of its design. On average, a wall that’s 4 feet tall and 15 feet long can take three days to build. Any longer or taller will take more time. You can ask your hired Tasker for a better idea of how long the build will take. 

You start by building a trench. The rule of thumb when building a retaining wall on a slope is to dig a trench of the appropriate depth for the base blocks. Your wall needs six inches of base material, with an additional depth of one inch per foot of wall height. A two-and-a-half-foot retaining wall will need a trench that’s 8.5 inches deep. This can be hard work, and your best bet is to hire a skilled retaining wall contractor to do the job.

What do retaining walls services include?

Retaining walls services include all the necessary tasks to build a sturdy and attractive retaining wall in your outdoor space to prevent erosion. Your hired retaining wall contractors can assess the site, help you design the retaining wall if you don’t have a design ready, then build the wall. 

Assessing the site

The first step in retaining wall construction is taking site measurements. Your Tasker can consider distinct site features, like if the wall will be placed on a slope and if the site gets a lot of rain or snowmelt. The retaining wall builders can also recommend the appropriate design and materials to suit the site’s measurements and features. 

Designing the walls

If you don’t have a design already, a local retaining wall contractor can help you make one. Some local landscape retaining wall contractors can provide you with not just any retaining wall design, but one that conforms with established zoning laws and safety and industry standards. The design can also have the aesthetic elements you want and be sturdy enough to prevent soil erosion in your property. Yes, you can have all this while keeping within your budget! When you post a task, specify your budget and get offers from retaining wall contractors near you. 

Getting permits

The next step is to get permits for the design and build. Your Tasker can obtain the required permits from the relevant authorities like your Homeowner’s Association, City Planning Department, or other federal jurisdiction. Note that some Taskers may charge extra for getting these permits. Even as construction and zoning laws vary from state to state, don’t worry; Local retaining wall installers know how and where to get the appropriate permits. 

Preparing for the build

Your Tasker can get the materials and prepare the appropriate tools. Whichever type of retaining wall you want to be built—brick, concrete, concrete bag, wood, or natural stone—your Tasker can get the right materials! Your Tasker can also make sure the materials and tools are of the right specification, quality, and amount. Then, they can turn over any leftover materials after the build.

Building the retaining walls

Your hired Taskers can do the retaining wall installation or construction once they’re ready with the design, permits, and materials. They can build your retaining wall as per the drafted design, so there are no surprises. The result could be an aesthetically pleasing yet functional wall that can protect your property from soil erosion. The Tasker can execute the design, whether it’s a retaining wall made of wood, concrete, hollow blocks, cement bags, or boulders. They’ll use the appropriate tools, procured materials, safety equipment, and techniques. 

Finishing touches

Your Tasker can apply any finishing touches or embellishments on the retaining wall design as required. This can include installing capstones on stone walls, creating gradual step-downs or turning-in sections, backfilling, or installing greenery and other embellishments. Don’t forget that you can also have other features like privacy screens or outdoor blinds installed.

Recent Retaining Walls tasks

Fencing with retaining wall


Donnybrook VIC, Australia

2nd Oct 2023

My back fence needs to be removed and install with a new fence including a retaining wall - Due date: Flexible

Weld fence bracket on retaining wall post


Silverdale NSW, Australia

2nd Oct 2023

One fence bracket has broken off the weld due to strong winds. Colorbond fence is currently on the retaining wall will need to be removed to get to the bracket then reinstated. Also may need to access the neighbour property to get to the other side. - Due date: Before Friday, 6 October 2023

Retaining walls to be completed


Birkdale QLD 4159, Australia

2nd Oct 2023

See pics of retaining walls to be completed. Some cutting of concrete sleepers required. Small section off timber wall can be done in treated timber Not shown in pics, theres one section of retaing wall that needs 3 x 2.2m concrete sleepers dropped in, I have the 3x 2.4m sleepers, just no way to cut them and drop them in. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 10 October 2023

Retaining wall


Augustine Heights QLD, Australia

1st Oct 2023

Retaining wall with bricks 32 meters and 60 cm maximum height - Due date: Flexible

Excavation & retaining walls


Coronet Bay VIC, Australia

1st Oct 2023

I need excavation done, retaining wall, front yard and backyard. Dirt removed from backyard and brought to front yard. Throw in your offers… - Due date: Before Tuesday, 31 October 2023

Retaining wall to be finished


Pakenham VIC, Australia

1st Oct 2023

Finished retaining wall 4m long x 0.5m wide, to enclose water feature - Due date: Flexible

Build small fence on retaining wall


Cleveland QLD, Australia

1st Oct 2023

Small fence required on retaining wall. Max height 500mm. Fence required to stop toddler from falling off. Brackets have been fitted to the retaining wall for mounting. I’m open to options. - Due date: Flexible

Concrete Sleeper Retaining Wall


Viewbank VIC, Australia

1st Oct 2023

Approx 5.5m wide and 12.5 long concrete sleeper retaining wall, at average 400mm tall. Concrete will be poured 2/10 will have to dig holes etc on edge of concrete slab - Due date: Flexible

Timber retaining wall 4.3 metres long


Bilambil Heights NSW, Australia

18th Sep 2023

Build timber retaining wall 4.3 mtrs long 80cm high st tallest point middle point 50cm end zero cm - Due date: Before Friday, 22 September 2023

Justin was awesome he did amazing job would highly recommend him

200mm retaining wall x 14mtr and pavers repaired in pakenham Victoria


Pakenham VIC, Australia

17th Sep 2023

Build 14 m of retaining wall and repair pavers and fix small small portion of existing retaining wall in pakenham Victoria - Due date: Flexible

Thank you. Job well done

Old Retaining Wall to Be Replaced


Dandenong North VIC 3175, Australia

16th Sep 2023

Old wooden retaining wall has bowed, would like it to be replaced with concrete sleepers. Need done asap. - Due date: Flexible

Amazing job, punctual, great communication, would definitely recommend. A genuine Air Tasker!

Concrete retaining wall labouring


Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia

12th Sep 2023

Need help putting 40 @ 2.0m concrete sleepers into the steel channels in noosa on wednesday - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 13 September 2023

Hard worker and reliable

Place sandstone blocks for retaining wall


Kenmore QLD 4069, Australia

11th Sep 2023

I need someone with the equipment to place sandstone blocks for a retaining wall. I am purchasing 8 (600 x600x1000) sandstone blocks. They will be delivered to site and I need someone to move them and place them in a row to create a 600mm high retaining wall. The wall is in a front yard and the soil has been cut ready for the blocks. Access is good. - Due date: ASAP

Great work. Michael was great to work with.

Fix Retaining Wall


Eumundi QLD 4562, Australia

7th Sep 2023

I would like this section of the wall fixed. I'm not really interested in replacing the whole wall or a large section. I am just looking for a temporary fix until I get the whole wall replaced. - Due date: Flexible

Did the job well with no fuss

Retaining Wall and Fence Repair


Mambourin VIC, Australia

4th Sep 2023

Need a retaining wall about 400mm high sleepers on fence and small section of fence repair - Due date: Before Saturday, 9 September 2023

I am very pleased with every bit of my interaction with Fadi from when he responded to my task to completion. He is very experienced, professional, passionate about his work, has an eye for detail, a perfectionist and above all, a good person. He exceeded all my expectations, went over and above to accomplish the task; I could not have got it better from anyone else, believe me. Thank you Fadi for an excellent job, I am glad our paths crossed

Remove small trees from retaining wall. Need gone ASAP


Campbelltown NSW, Australia

4th Sep 2023

We need to remove 10 small trees and roots from retaining wall with additional 3 already cut down so roots only. Skip bin provided. - Due date: Before Sunday, 10 September 2023

Job well done! Would recommend to others!

Need 10 holes dug for retaining wall, 1550mm deep by 450mm wide


Kurunjang VIC, Australia

21st Aug 2023

10 footings 1550mm deep 450mm wide I have shovels, a post hole shovel to use and a post hole and a fencing bar. - Due date: Flexible

Great, hard worker. Does good quality work.

Repair timber retaining section


Arundel QLD 4214, Australia

21st Aug 2023

Small garden retainer Timbers have come off need to be fixed back on - Due date: Flexible

No Hassel knows the many trades of Household Maintenance works Prompt and reliable.

Labourer for small retaining wall construction


Bridgeman Downs QLD, Australia

20th Aug 2023

To assist by digging post holes 500mm deep 12 no and to help carpenters all day - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 21 August 2023

Adam and his helper were a pleasure to work with. He worked hard and was responsive to instructions. Thanks for your help.

Sand and stain my retaining wall


Stafford QLD, Australia

15th Aug 2023

Looking for a qualified person to sand and stain my retaining wall. There's 4 sleepers, approx. 15.2m in length They are Red Gum hardwood sleepers They need to be stripped back and then stained Happy to accept stain recommendations or provide with my stain choice.

Honestly one of the best tradie i've hired through airtasker. Super friendly, switched on and his attention to detail was spot on. I've had many painters help me and I can honestly say he's been the best. Will definitely hire again.