Retaining Walls Serve Aesthetic and Practical Purposes
in Your Pittsburgh, PA Outdoor Space
Prevent Erosion, Manage Stormwater, and Increase Your Property Value
A well-crafted retaining wall becomes a focal point in your Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania yard. It can define your property boundary, double as a seating wall, and increase your curb appeal and home value while serving some very practical purposes, like helping hold your soil in place. Retaining walls are also key to creating visually appealing levels in a steeply graded yard while providing the necessary structural support for your soil.
At Local Roots Landscaping, retaining walls are one of many specialty outdoor living features we can provide. Whether you're installing a retaining wall in your existing landscape or need to include it in your backyard transformation, you’ll work with team of in-house architects and network of engineers with years of local experience to make it happen. As a full-service landscaping company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we can complete your entire commercial or residential outdoor project ourselves, including your landscape design, installation, and ongoing maintenance.
Our personalized attention, innovative solutions, and friendly service have earned us the status of being the highest-rated and most-reviewed landscaping company in Southwest Pennsylvania. We offer the best local industry pay for our employees, which has allowed us to attract some of the top landscaping professionals in Pittsburgh—which means your project is in good hands. Contact us to learn more about retaining walls and get started on your project.
The Highest-Rated and Most-Reviewed Landscaping Company in the Area
We're proud to be the most-reviewed and highest-rated landscaping company in the area, but it makes us happiest to know that's because our clients truly love the work we do for them. Read what they have to say about their landscaping:
My experience with Local Roots was great from the first design consultation through the completion of my backyard retreat. I had a small backyard that was challenged by a steep hill. The team was able to install a beautiful, two tiered retaining wall that provided enough space for a dream patio and all-season plunge pool. Thanks for making the unbelievable come true for me!
- Ken Kmetz
Kenneth and his crew went above and beyond to satisfy the requests we had for our backyard hardscape. Professional from beginning to end! Greg and his team did masterful paving work - clean lines, improved the grades and left our place looking great! We will enjoy our yard for years to come.... These guys are top notch and I will hire them again!
- Mark Yocca
Local Roots did an excellent job on our back patio renovation. They stepped up when our prior general contractor fell through and left the project in disarray. They were able to complete all the remaining work, and work with subcontractors as needed. The end result looks awesome and we would definitely recommend them to our friends.
- Brian Pollack
I was extremely satisfied with the two landscape jobs completed by Local Roots for my city property in Lawrenceville. Ken did a fabulous job with the design and was very responsive to my ideas and questions regarding plant choices. The projects involved removal of old hardscape as well as very old, overgrown plantings. The workers were extremely professional and completed the work in a timely fashion. Wouldn't hesitate to use Local Roots services again!
- Michele Evans
Local Roots is extremely professional and has great quality. All of their crews are friendly and helpful and clearly take pride in their work.
- David Riehl
Local Roots is absolutely incredible! I would trust them with any and all landscaping and hardscaping projects! This may sound cheesy, but it is absolutely accurate to say that Local Roots will make your dreams come true! Their work is professional, custom, and of high quality. They will give you exactly what you want AND make suggestions to even improve upon on your ideas. Most of all, they are TRUSTWORTHY and of high character, which is hard to find these days. Highly recommend this five-star company.
- Catherine Agate
Local Roots Landscaping sets the bar high in the Pittsburgh area and delivers high quality workmanship. In working with their team, my experience has been nothing but awesome! If you are thinking about doing any type of updates or new outdoor areas, they are who you want doing the work!
- Nina Andaloro
Pictures say it all! Could not be happier with the outcome. Never thought I would be proud of the front of my house with how it looked before but now I love showing it off! Fantastic company and employees! Highly recommend.
- Dan Wisniewski
Local Roots has changed the way our house looks and feels by elevating our landscaping to the max! The crew is super friendly and professional and they really went the extra mile on cleaning things up. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for some help on landscaping design and execution. 10/10 experience.
- Kendall Hannan
Local Roots has very knowledgeable staff that complete the job well. They have been very punctual, communicate well before and after any job, and always leave a site looking at it's best. I have had many jobs completed by landscape companies that send people out to complete a job without any plant knowledge, and believe me its shows - Local Roots has trained staff that excel in their work and make sound and smart decisions when completing any job. Highly recommend!! The owners are really nice, smart and motivated guys as well - definitely give them a call for any landscape work you need!
- Marah Vecenie
See How Retaining Walls Add Elegance and Functionality to These Landscapes
Find your own landscaping inspiration in our portfolio. Imagine stepping into incredible spaces like these and calling it your own:
The Benefits of Working With Us on Your Retaining Walls
Years of local masonry and concrete experience, industry certifications, and our commitment to excellence are just the beginning. This is how we're able to provide world-class landscaping solutions in the Pittsburgh area:
- Local knowledge that includes building and HOA regulations, climate, and soil
- A 24-Hour Time Guarantee, ensuring you receive answers to your questions within 24 hours on business days
- Extensive experience with engineered retaining walls and a wide range of other outdoor features, including patios, outdoor kitchens, walkways, and more
- A collaborative process that allows us to guide your preferences with professional advice and recommendations
- Top industry pay that attracts the most highly-skilled professionals
- The tools, equipment, and training required to manage the most complex projects
- A reputation for creative solutions and fine craftsmanship
- True love and appreciation for this community, which we demonstrate with a minimum monthly donation of $1,000 to local charities who improve the quality of life for Pittsburgh residents
We're here for all your landscape renovation and enhancement needs. Contact us to get started.
Comprehensive Outdoor Living Solutions
Our residential and commercial landscaping services are customized according to your property and preferences. We offer solutions for projects of all sizes:
From outdoor kitchens and built-in grills to outdoor fire pits, fireplaces, and paver patios, we create backyard escapes that rival your favorite vacation resorts.
Every installation starts with a brilliant plan, and our in-house designers and architects work closely with you to design a one-of-a-kind landscape to match your wishes.
Our installation crews have specialized skills, including woodworking and masonry, and our fine craftsmanship is backed by a 5-year warranty.
Save time and hassle by hiring professionals to take care of your lawn, garden, and more.
It’s time to reimagine what it means to add a pool to your home and jump into one of our client’s favorite additions. With a short, simple installation process and a variety of customizable options, your plunge pool will fit beautifully into your outdoor space and arrives ready for install.
Commercial Landscaping Services
Commercial property owners can take advantage of our full range of services, including power washing, tree removal, drainage solutions, sod installation, full-scale design, and so much more.
Low-maintenance, low-water, and better for the environment, we use local plants when appropriate, earth-friendly materials, and eco-conscious landscape design to preserve your property for the next generation.
Sod and Turf
Enjoy an instantly beautiful lawn, complete with expert care and management services to keep it at its best.
Have your Automower installed by our trained technicians, then enjoy a perfectly lush lawn all season long with this cost-effective, environmentally friendly alternative to regular mowing.
Our Process for Ensuring Your Satisfaction
With years of experience behind us, we've streamlined our process to make every landscaping project simple and enjoyable for you. Here's what you can expect when you work with us on a design-build project:
Lay the Groundwork
Book your consultation through our online scheduling system directly with our designers at a time that works for you. The designer will determine whether you need a design (and can proceed to the next steps) or if we can skip that phase and put your project on the schedule right away.
Fill out the questionnaire at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled site visit. This gives the designer more information about what you're looking for and will help you and the team make the most of the on-site visit.
Create Your Plan
Your designer will arrive on time and will take a few photos and measurements, and discuss your vision for the space (Design packages are $85 per hour/$3,000 project minimum). Within 48 hours of the visit, your designer will be in touch with the design cost and to schedule a date for the project presentation where they will present a high-level plan for your project. You'll also receive a rough estimate for both the cost and the timeline of the project. When you're ready to move forward, you'll sign the agreement, pay your deposit, and be added to our schedule.
You’ll receive all the details of your design concept along with a complete project budget and timeline.
You'll enjoy one point of contact with a dedicated project manager and crew throughout your project. They will work safely and efficiently from 8:00-5:00 on business days, keeping you up-to-date on their progress, and any time that you have questions or concerns.
When your project is complete, your project manager will do a final walk-through with you and make sure all items in the punch list are documented and that we follow-through on completion of the items. At this point we will invoice you for the remaining balance and if you’re willing, request that you submit a review through our website.
Installing Retaining Walls for Home and Business Owners Throughout the Pittsburgh, PA Area
You can see our work throughout the greater Pittsburgh area, including in these communities:
Pittsburgh • Sewickley • Sewickley Heights • Fox Chapel • Upper St. Clair • Mount Lebanon • Highland Park • Cranberry Township • Shadyside • Squirrel Hill • Lawrenceville • Warrendale • Valencia • Mars • Hampton Township • Gibsonia • Bradford Hills • Allison Park • Venetia • Wexford
Start a Career With a Highly Respected Local Company
If you're an experienced landscaping professional with a desire to build a career with the area's best landscaping company, we'd love to hear from you. We also love training individuals with little to no experience, but who have a passion for the industry and a willingness to learn! With a people-focused work environment, the area's top industry pay, and plenty of opportunities for education, training, and advancement, we're creating a great place to work as we create Pittsburgh's most beautiful landscapes. Visit our careers page to see our available positions and apply today.
Don't Wait Another Day to Install the Retaining Wall You Need
Waiting too long to add a retaining wall to your space can put your soil at risk of erosion. Depending upon the slope of your property and your other landscaping features, you may be putting your patio or even your home itself at risk, too. Whether you need the wall to stabilize your property or you're looking to create elegant levels in your yard for garden beds, patios, and more, the Local Roots Landscaping team can help. We work safely, efficiently, and with your goals in mind. Contact us to get started on your retaining wall or any other outdoor project that will increase your property value and enhance your daily life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.