Retaining Walls

Retaining wall with staggered edge

Retaining Walls

Clients have trusted the staff at Azalea Pools and Outdoor Living with residential retaining & seat wall installation for over 20 years.

Certified by the National Concrete and Masonry Association (NCMA), our company has the expertise and knowledge to design and build a custom retaining wall for practically any terrain or slope.   We also build special features like seat walls and columns.

Retaining Wall, Seat Wall, and Column Design & Construction

Retaining walls are generally built with segmented concrete blocks or masoned with stone veneers.  When selecting a wall material, consider which style will best suit your needs:

  • Segmented Concrete Block: Popular in the Raleigh area, segmented concrete blocks work well on uneven terrain.  They have long-lasting durability and consistently stand the test of time. Even though the segmented wall block comes in various materials and colors, they are relatively easy to install. A utility block is a basic wall block that works well for support walls. If you are looking for something a bit more upscale, we recommend Heritage block and Carraig block. These wall blocks have the face block resemble a veneered wall.  Additionally, Belgard, Cambridge, and Techo-Bloc carry popular retaining wall products. Azalea Pools and Outdoor Living is proud to be a preferred installer for the top major brands in the Raleigh-Durham area.
  • Stone Veneer: Veneer comes in both natural stone and manufactured.  Stone veneer adheres to your wall and columns.

What Does a Retaining Wall Do?

Retaining walls prevent soil erosion and damage to crops and gardens. They hold soil back, allowing accumulated rainwater to funnel away from flower beds, hardscapes, etc. By maximizing functional outdoor space, retaining walls work great for homes on a slope to increase usable turf. Landscaping is also employed to beautify yards and garden areas.

What are Seat Walls?

Seat walls are mini retaining walls whose function is to provide a type of bench seating for your outdoor living space.  While helping to maximize space, seat walls utilize the same function as a retaining wall.


Columns are vertical standing stone structures often placed at the ends of retaining walls. Columns are built for aesthetic purposes or to support structures such as a pergola.

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