retaining wall


Titan offers retaining wall installation. Retaining walls, or “block” walls, are designed to restrain soil between two different elevations, to shape the landscape for ease of planting, erosion control, water control, and structural support.  Retaining walls are typically use for single garden walls, elevated garden walls, fence systems, steps and stairs, to level out yard areas and outdoor living rooms. Retaining walls prevent down slope movement of soil, and provide support for vertical or near- vertical grade changes. They help stabilize a sloped landscape and provide flat surfaces at elevated intervals.  Retaining walls are typically built with concrete blocks, stone, or wood, and can be used in the front or back yards for flower beds, gardens, herbs, and ornamental plants. Retaining walls can also redirect surface water flows for better control.  Retaining walls have been used for millennia, particularly the stone wall which is durable, and has a classic, visually appealing look.  Concrete blocks can also be used, and are made in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes; typically less expensive over all, and faster to install.  Retaining walls can last for decades without maintenance.



Traditional stone walls can be dry (no mortar) for ease of relocation, or the standard stone-and-mortar wall. For erosion control, a gabion wall which is a stone-filled wire mesh, is a good choice.  Natural stones are typically cut from the local environment, which provides an ‘integrated look’ with the surrounding environment, and they come in all shapes and sizes.


Concrete blocks are made with a cement mixture, aggregate, and pigments, in a wide variety shapes, sizes, textures, surfaces, and designs.  They are durable, versatile, strong, and provide exceptional structural wall stability.  You have a choice of solid concrete blocks for stability, or hollow blocks that are lightweight and easy to work with – and your choice of mortar, or mortar-less designs.  Concrete block walls are resistant to pests, termites, and moisture; will not rot or rust, and don’t require maintenance.


Wood retaining walls have an understated look, but aren’t as strong or stabilizing without additional support from brace beams or cross-ties.  A traditional material for a wood retaining wall is railroad ties, but standard wood planks can be used if properly braced. Wood needs regular maintenance, including staining and waterproofing, to resist rot, mildew, termites, and cracking.


Brick retaining walls have a classic, beautiful look, but are not as strong or stabilizing without additional support, such as an inner layer of concrete blocks.