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Southview Design has constructed thousands of boulder walls throughout the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. If your designer suggests boulder walls and a picture of those smooth, round, stone boulders of various sizes (aka glacial boulders) jumps to mind, then you are not alone. But there are different stone boulders to choose from, such as Superior Trap or Mesabi Red, or a number of different Limestone or Granite boulders. In addition, you have shape choices – round, rectangular, or angular.
Boulder retaining walls need proper drainage of landscape rock and drain tile behind them to prevent the wall from failing. A wall over 4-feet high will require engineering. Boulders are heavy, and some require equipment to move them. A 2-foot diameter limestone boulder is roughly 650 lbs; a 3-foot diameter boulder is approximately 2200 lbs. Southview Design stands behind our work with an industry-leading warranty.
Boulder wall creates space for a swimming pool in this sloping backyard.
This boulder retaining wall on Lake Minnetonka is maybe the burliest retaining wall we've ever built.
Boulder retaining wall supports this award-winning landscape on a hill.
Boulder wall blends into the landscape in this backyard resort.
Boulder wall with swimming pool in this tranquil backyard.
Boulder walls with garden terraces bring guests from the front yard to the lakeside backyard.
Stacked stone boulder retaining wall creates a level space for an outdoor dining patio.
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Starting with the blank slate of new construction, both the front and back yards have been tailored to the needs of this growing family.
Front yard landscape design increased the curb appeal of this Minneapolis home and saved a decades-old oak tree in the process.
New construction is a blank canvas for Minneapolis landscaper to create a classic design with curb appeal and a backyard patio with a view in Edina, MN.
Expansive views and dramatic landscape design include an Infinity swimming pool, fire features, an outdoor kitchen, and a hot tub.
Minnesota backyard resort with swimming pool, pond, putting green, pergola, outdoor kitchen, and fire pit.
This home is a walk-out, but you have to wonder "a walk-out to where?" A steep hill and tiny footprint complicated this backyard landscaping project.