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In addition to adding visual interest, retaining walls are often used to control erosion, manage runoff, or create level spaces for patios, gardens, or structures. Retaining walls can be used to literally sculpt the landscape and transform unusable hills into outdoor living spaces.
Boulder Walls are often built from smooth, round glacial boulders, but there are many other boulder wall options to choose from.
Modular Block Walls use pre-engineered, pre-cast concrete blocks that come in a variety of colors and textures.
Popular around swimming pools and fire features, low seat walls can also be free-standing or used to retain soil for a planting bed or elevation change.
Stacked Stone Walls are constructed by specially trained staff without mortar between the stones. Yet they are strong, stable, lasting and uniquely beautiful.
Not everyone understands how to plan or build a retaining wall correctly. Mistakes in design or construction of retaining walls can create serious headaches (particularly water problems) for you or your neighbors. Southview Design brings superior landscaping expertise to every project, often solving problems in advance that competitors don’t foresee.
Modular block retaining wall with naturalistic texturing and integrated lighting.
Limestone unifies the design of the luxury home and the lakeshore property
Burly boulder retaining wall on Lake Minnetonka.
Tiered retaining walls correct the yard's steep grade and enhance it's functionality.
Two-tiered formal block retaining walls add curb appeal to this home.
Elegant stacked limestone retaining wall is essential for creating this level backyard for sports and games.
Classic brick seat wall in a formal garden backyard in St. Paul.
Boulder retaining wall creates a level area for a swimming pool in this Eagan, MN backyard.
This hillside backyard landscape makes use of both boulder and modular block retaining walls.
An impressive glacial boulder retaining wall in the Northwoods.
Boulder wall and staircase lead guests from the front yard to the backyard at a lower elevation.
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Existing patios and retaining walls in the front and backyard receive a much-needed repair bringing this traditional-styled lakeshore home back to life.
These Minneapolis homeowners envisioned a calming, contemporary space inspired by the ease and simplicity of their new home.
A cohesive entertainment space with a sense of flow. The perfect place to host a party on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.
These Eagan homeowners enlisted Southview Design to help transform their typical suburban backyard into an inviting and functional entertaining space.
Created with both privacy and fun in mind, this Eden Prairie backyard features an in-ground trampoline, putting green, semi-enclosed outdoor living room, paver patio, and cedar deck.
Mendota Heights backyard is specially designed for big parties with a large social patio and swimming pool. This project also added some curb appeal with a friendly garden.