Stairs, a retaining wall and pathways can help define gardens and sitting areas.
Many properties in the Victoria BC area have rock outcrops or slopes that can make a space seem unusable. One of the best ways to deal with this is to build retaining walls to make terraced gardens. We can integrate similar materials to create paths, stairs and patios. These features also provide an opportunity for planting trailing plants!
There are a variety of materials are available to fit your aesthetic. Concrete block (also known as Allan Block) provides a clean, formal look and comes in a variety of styles and colours. This material blends in well with pavers and patio slabs.
… or natural stone
Natural stone walls can be mortared or dry stacked. A stone retaining wall can look good with flagstone patios, concrete or pavers. We like to build stone garden stairs using basalt risers. We also love installing boulders to make garden borders or as focal points in the landscape.
If you want us to take a look at your outdoor space and install a retaining wall, stairs, or pathway, send us a message and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free estimate.
Our experienced crews
We typically build retaining walls on 12” of compacted base to eliminate the chance of settling in the future. Our heavy equipment includes a compact loader and compact mini-ex. Amazingly, both machines will fit through a 3’ wide gate. We are happy to help out with tight, challenging backyard spaces.