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Retaining & Seating Walls Rochester, Red Wing, Zumbrota, MN & Surrounding Areas


Our retaining and seating walls add beauty and functionality to your property by preventing erosion and adding seating areas to your outdoor living spaces.

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Custom retaining and seating wall installation services for properties in Rochester, Red Wing, Zumbrota, and nearby MN regions.

Add beauty and functionality to your residential or commercial property with our custom retaining and seating walls!

Many properties in our areas of Minnesota are sloped or hilly and as a result, can suffer from serious damage due to soil erosion. We design and install custom retaining and seating walls to combat soil erosion and enhance the natural beauty of your property. Our retaining and seating walls protect your property and improve the aesthetic of your home or business.

We install retaining walls and seating walls for homes and businesses in Rochester, Red Wing, Zumbrota, and other nearby areas in Minnesota.


Retaining walls add functionality to your outdoor living space.

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When your property is sloped or hilly like many areas in Minnesota, retaining walls are great for providing structural support to your property by leveling out slopes and helping to control soil erosion.

When it snows or rains, soil can often erode and wash away from rainwater. If you’ve spent money on fertilization, seeding, or other lawn care services, you are losing money each time it rains and your soil erodes. Having a custom retaining wall installed on your property will prevent your soil from washing away and protect your investment.

A retaining wall also helps to protect your property’s foundation. When soil erodes, over time it affects your property’s structural foundation with more and more washing away each time it rains or snows. Retaining walls hold soil in place, thereby preventing your foundation from deteriorating over time and can save you a hefty repair bill in the future.

Our company’s retaining walls help add structural support to your property, while our seating walls provide added beauty and extra seating for your outdoor living spaces.


Walls for decorative purposes.

Seating walls are similar to retaining walls, but are typically shorter and designed for providing extra seating around your property. Whereas retaining walls provide erosion control and help level out your property, seating walls tend to be more for decorative purposes and are incorporated into your existing landscaping and hardscaping designs. Seating walls are best placed along your property where people tend to gather, such as around a fire pit or outdoor kitchen. These walls add more livable space to your outdoor areas and provide increased curb appeal.


Common materials used for retaining and seating walls.

Custom stone retaining wall construction to help with basement flooding in Zumbrota, MN.

We make sure our retaining walls are effective and resilient by using materials that are durable and long-lasting. Some of our most common construction materials include:

  • Boulders - Boulders are our most commonly used material for retaining and seating walls as they are weather-resistant and can tolerate massive amounts of earth and erosion without ever budging.
  • Versa-lok and Rochester Concrete Blocks - High-performance segmented blocks that are cost-effective, easy to install, and provide endless design options. Segmented blocks are made from high-strength concrete and can be installed to amazing heights. Because of their segmented design, they can be easily customized to create curves, right angles, sharp turns, and a myriad of other designs.
  • Limestone Boulders - Limestone is a highly durable sedimentary rock composed of varying amounts of clay, silt, and sand. It provides a natural non-slip surface and its material is universal and timeless. Many clients love limestone’s natural aesthetic.
  • Concrete Blocks / Pavers - Concrete blocks and pavers are incredibly resilient and hold up well against the elements. Pavers are offered in a wide assortment of colors, textures, and sizes to perfectly complement your property and landscaping.

At Hills Landscaping, we take all the necessary steps to guarantee your retaining wall is stable and effective. Our most common retaining walls are constructed of boulders lifted up with mini excavators to set the boulders perfectly in place on your property. When we build walls above four feet in height, a structural engineer is on hand to ensure the wall is stable and will last for years to come.


Decorative steps for hilly properties.

Because our area of Minnesota is very hilly, many of our clients opt for stone steps that help level out their property while adding a decorative touch to their yard. We pair our steps with beautiful retaining walls to hold back soil, level out your property, and add curb appeal to your property. Our steps are most commonly constructed of four-foot limestone or bluestone blocks, but we also provide paver steps when requested. Whichever material you choose, we make sure your new steps perfectly match your business or home’s aesthetic.


Add beauty and functionality to your property with a custom retaining or seating wall.

Enhance your property’s natural beauty and protect your land from soil erosion with a custom-built retaining or seating wall. Call us today at (507) 259-8949 to set up a consultation and speak with one of our experts to discuss your landscaping needs.

We design and install beautiful retaining and seating walls for properties in Rochester, Red Wing, Zumbrota, and nearby communities of Minnesota.

Call (507) 259-8949 for custom landscape designs.