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Some homeowners prefer the order and deliberate pattern of a well-installed, modular block retaining wall. They are the most commonly installed retaining walls, and you see them throughout the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.
Properly installed, these walls can last 75 years. Modular block walls are built from pre-engineered, pre-cast concrete blocks that come in a variety of colors, textures, and faces (straight-faced, angular, or tumbled). Designed to retain soil where there are elevation changes, modular block walls can be curved, straight, or tiered; formal or informal.
Create more space for outdoor living. By retaining soil, these walls create level areas where there were none before, giving a homeowner more usable space in the landscape for outdoor living areas, swimming pools, patios, plant beds, and more.
Not everyone can or wants to install a retaining wall. The type of block, base course installation, drainage to use, backfill, type of soil and wall reinforcement options are things to take into account when planning a retaining wall. Southview Design stands behind our work with an industry-leading warranty.
Modular block wall redefines the front entry in this curb appeal rennovation.
Modular block retaining wall with built-in seat bench and horseshoe pitch.
Outdoor living room atop a retaining wall.
Modular block wall with flagstone-fire pit patio.
Modular block retaining wall with steps.
Modular block wall, made to imitate stone, defines patio spaces.
Textured modular stone block retaining wall with built-in copper wall sconces.
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Modern lines, fine pavers, detailed patio and a simple color palette with vibrant garden accents.
A backyard for the young and young-at-heart. This design incorporates a pool, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, pergola, natural stone, and multiple patios.
A jewel of a landscape with a swimming pool, fire table & pit, gazebo, and outdoor bar with room for a hot tub and play area.
We've worked with these clients for several years. For this project, they called us in to design and install a new patio off the kitchen and screen porch, as well as install outdoor lighting, and redoing the steps and retaining wall.
Nature provided this riverfront home with a stunning backdrop, but the yard lacked sufficient space for family gatherings. This classic design features a fully fenced swimming pool, hot tub, paver patio and low maintenance plantings.
Modern cabin-in-the-city home gets a boulder retaining wall to match.