A beautiful stone retaining wall with lush greenery and flowers, creating a peaceful and natural landscape.
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Liam did a great job repairing my garden bed wooden retaining wall and rotten wooden decking steps. He took the measurements, sourced the materials and got it all wrapped up in a day. Super easy to communicate with despite me being based overseas, including sharing pics of the finished results. I was happy to pay a slight premium for a quick turnaround. Would recommend and use again

Repair Wooden Deck Steps & Garden Bed Retaining Wall


Highly recommended. Job done quickly with very friendly service. Happy with the price as well. Very pleased.

Replace retaining nuts on bath mixer tap


Hard working, diligent and polite .. I’d recommend without hesitation

Whitewash outside brick wall and retaining wall








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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

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Chafford Hundred, Essex, RM16

11th Feb 2024

to construct a retaining wall which follows a slope downwards from road level, about 16m in length. Lowest point is about 7-8m from road level - Due date: Before Tuesday, 12 March 2024

Building retaining wall in blocks and facing bricks. Dainage


Beardwood, Lancashire

14th Nov 2023

We need a retaining wall specialist to build the retIning wall on three sides of our garden with drainage installed - Due date: Flexible

Excavate and replace retaining wall with reinforced concrete . 6mx3m


Bromley Park, Greater London

26th Oct 2023

Replace an existing retaining wall. Remove spoil, excavate and reinstate footings, brick cladding to match existing brick work.Reinstate path and steps. - Due date: Flexible

Build a retaining wall 10.5 x 1.4 meters


Oldmixon, Somerset

19th Oct 2023

I live on a hill and there is a Tiering wall (Height 1.4 meters, length approx 10.4 meters) about 1.5 meters from the house. The wall is bowing and showing bad signs of rotting and I'd like to obtain a quote to either repair it or build another wall in front of it. - Due date: Flexible

Timber sleepers fitting retaining wall


Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11

4th Oct 2023

Timber sleepers wall instalation 154 lineal metres, height 4 m down to 1.2 - Due date: Flexible

Replace 3 vinyl tiles. 4 door handles and 3 retaining hooks


Fleet Downs, Kent

17th Sep 2023

Lift and replace 3 vinyl floor tiles. Fix 4 door handles and fix 3 retaining hooks on shed - Due date: Flexible

Retaining wall


Camp Hill, Warwickshire

6th Sep 2023

need to build retaning wall in the back garden to stop the soil so has to be a strong one - Due date: Flexible

Whitewash outside brick wall and retaining wall


Eastheath, Berkshire

16th Aug 2023

A 13 metre brick garage wall all that needs painting and a small 40cm retaining flowerbed wall that also needs painting - Due date: Before Thursday, 24 August 2023

Hard working, diligent and polite .. I’d recommend without hesitation

Retaining wall that is collapsing. To renew or reinstate


Bryan's Leap, Durham

14th Jul 2023

Re construct collapsing retains wal between neighbouring dometic properties - Due date: Flexible

Building retaining walls in gardern


Poverest, Greater London

28th Jun 2023

Hi we are looking for someone to fix our gardern to build a retaining wall with stairs on second level, and potential flower beds at both sides. We also need someone to survey some old walls as there are some leakage at one spot. - Due date: Flexible

Retaining wall repaired/replaced


Earnock, Lanarkshire

20th Jun 2023

30 year old retaining wall built with red sand stone block on concrete founds. On property boundary with a Nature walk at a lower level. Wall leaning slightly and cracked. - Due date: Flexible

Design, source and help build retaining wall in garden


Shepherd's Hill, Surrey

5th Jun 2023

Wall is about 1.2m high, 2m wide with .5m side returns to ground - Due date: Before Saturday, 1 July 2023

Repoint/mortar small garden retaining wall


Gargunnock, Stirling and Falkirk

19th May 2023

Reattach loose capping stones, tidy up and paint small retaining wall - Due date: Flexible

Retaining wall


Pinner, Greater London

11th May 2023

build a retaining wall between 2 gardens - Due date: Flexible

Build a retaining wall


Shacklewell, Greater London

7th May 2023

Looking for someone to build a small retaining garden wall in the area marked red in the first picture. I will supply materials, but will need some guidance on what to buy - Due date: Flexible

Repair Wooden Deck Steps & Garden Bed Retaining Wall


Streatham Park, Greater London

11th Sep 2022

I'm gathering quotes for some minor repairs to: The stairs of a garden deck (2 Steps - 1.2m length, width 38cm, height 15cm) The retaining wall of a flower bed (40cm is the height of the sleeper wood for the retaining wool. Estimate we would need 15 blocks. Bit hard to measure circumference as garden bed is rounded. Maybe just over 2 metres) Attached some pics to show what needs to be fixed. Let me know if this is something you think you could provide a quote for. Thanks! - Due date: Flexible

Liam did a great job repairing my garden bed wooden retaining wall and rotten wooden decking steps. He took the measurements, sourced the materials and got it all wrapped up in a day. Super easy to communicate with despite me being based overseas, including sharing pics of the finished results. I was happy to pay a slight premium for a quick turnaround. Would recommend and use again

Retaining walls


Glenmavis, West Lothian

29th Aug 2022

I would like to improve my garden and build retaining walls. - Due date: Flexible

Build an outdoor retaining wall


Burrow's Bush, Northamptonshire

26th Jul 2022

Our property wall borders a park and there is roughly a metre drop between our garden and the park. We have a wooden retaining wall however it is starting to tilt. I would like to get a retaining wall built to last behind our fence. - Due date: Flexible

Tightening retaining bolts for canopy box, and lubricate


Bromham, Bedfordshire

24th Jul 2022

Tighten retaining bolts Lubricate where necessary - Due date: Flexible

Retaining wall as my garden has a slop, and slab stone fitted


Bexleyheath, Greater London, DA7

15th Jul 2022

Build a trench, retaining wall and laying patio slabs. - Due date: Flexible