Functional and Convenient Seat Walls

Seat walls, built with modular block or natural stone, are a simple way to include additional seating around a fire pit or water feature, or on the edge of a patio or outdoor living space.

Seat walls are low with an average height of 18”. The top of the wall (seat) should be a minimum of 12” wide. Although usually free-standing, these seat walls can also be used to retain soil in a plant bed or create an elevation change.

Seat walls make gardens more accessible

Seated on the wall, it’s easier to reach the vegetables or flowers. In recent years at senior-assisted living facilities and community gardens, raised planter gardens are surrounded by a retaining-seat wall, giving older or infirm people the opportunity to garden. Seat walls can also be used instead of safety railings when there is an elevation change.

Elegant dining patio with a stacked stone seat wall.

Stone seat wall - year round additional seating!

Brick seat wall.

Brick seat wall in a classic St. Paul formal garden.

Paver patio fire circle with a stacked stone seat wall.

Seat wall defines fire pit patio space in this lakeside backyard.

Concrete Block Seat Wall and Horseshoe Pitch in Minneapolis Mn Side Yard.

Retaining wall has a seat bench for players or spectators.

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