Add Beauty and Prevent Erosion with Custom Retaining Walls

We’re your trusted source for Seattle retaining walls


Transform your outdoor space into a masterpiece with a retaining wall installation from Buddha Builders. We bring you the ultimate solution for your landscaping and outdoor living needs – the addition of a meticulously crafted retaining wall for your Seattle home.

At Buddha Builders, we believe that your landscape is a canvas waiting to be transformed. Our skilled team will work closely with you to create a custom-designed retaining wall that not only enhances the natural beauty of your property but also provides practical benefits. With our attention to detail and commitment to excellence, we ensure that your retaining wall is a true work of art.

Enjoy the versatility and durability of our retaining walls. Whether you’re looking to control erosion, create a stunning terraced landscape, or simply add dimension to your outdoor living space, our retaining walls are built to withstand the test of time. With exceptional craftsmanship and the use of premium materials, our walls offer unmatched structural integrity and longevity for your Seattle home. Contact the best retaining wall contractor in Washington today for a free quote!

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    The Benefits of Adding a Retaining Wall to Your Seattle Home…


    Elevation and Visual Interest:

    By strategically installing a retaining wall in your Seattle home, you can create terraced areas that add interesting depth and dimension to your yard. This allows for the incorporation of unique features such as cascading gardens, vibrant flower beds, or even a relaxing waterfall. This creates a visually stunning landscape that showcases the natural beauty of your surroundings and provides a unique focal point outside your Seattle home.


    Erosion Control and Stability:

    Whether you have a sloping yard or need to better manage the heavy rainfall we often get in the Pacific Northwest, a retaining wall acts as a barrier, holding back soil and preventing it from washing away. By creating level tiers, a retaining wall redirects water flow, reducing erosion and protecting the stability of your landscape. Buddha Builders is 


    Expanded Usable Space:

    By building a retaining wall, you can level out slopes and create flat areas that were previously unusable. This opens up many possibilities, allowing you to create functional outdoor living spaces such as patios, seating areas, or even a recreation area for children. The additional usable space not only increases the overall enjoyment of your property but also enhances its value.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the main types of retaining walls?

    The main types of retaining walls include gravity walls, cantilever walls, anchored walls, sheet pile walls, gabion walls, and segmental walls.

    At Buddha Builders, we specialize in various types of retaining walls tailored to different needs. However, it’s important to note that we do not handle rockeries. Rockeries are constructed using large boulders, typically stacked with heavy machinery, each weighing several hundred pounds. Unlike other retaining walls, rockeries are not designed to bear structural loads, nor can their load-bearing capacity be accurately calculated. Consequently, we do not recommend them for specific load-bearing or drainage challenges.

    Nevertheless, we are proficient in constructing nearly every other type of retaining wall. When deciding on the type of retaining wall for your property, we advise considering factors such as budget, structural requirements, and aesthetic preferences. Each type of retaining wall offers distinct advantages and should be selected based on the terrain and load-bearing needs.

    What is the best material for a retaining wall?

    The choice of material for a retaining wall is a comprehensive decision that considers several factors. At Buddha Builders, we carefully consider these factors and commonly use concrete blocks, natural stone, timber, and modular blocks. Concrete blocks offer durability and versatility, while natural stone provides a timeless aesthetic. Timber can be cost-effective but may require more maintenance.

    Does a retaining wall need a foundation?

    Yes, retaining walls typically require a foundation for stability. We ensure proper foundation design to support the weight of the wall and resist lateral soil pressure. The depth and design of the foundation are determined by factors such as soil conditions, wall height, and load-bearing requirements.

    What is the best retaining wall type for my house in Seattle?

    In Seattle’s climate, which experiences frequent rainfall and occasional freeze-thaw cycles, selecting a durable and well-drained retaining wall is crucial. Pound for pound, the strongest option is a cast-in-place concrete wall. However, with the right construction techniques, a segmented retaining wall, also known as a block retaining wall, can offer longevity and significant cost savings compared to a concrete wall.

    What Our Clients Say…

    “I use this business on a repeat basis for large and small projects. Excellent service, high quality workmanship, and responsive with emergencies.”

    Joel J.

    “After wanting to install a retaining wall for over 20 years, Colby and his crew made that possible. I love my new retaining wall and I wish I hadn’t waited so long! It turned out much better than what I had envisioned. I appreciated Colby’s helpful suggestions, attention to detail, and work ethics. His crew members were very hardworking, respectful, efficient, and skilled. The project was completed in just 3 days…far quicker than what anyone else quoted. That means a lot for someone like me without a lot of patience and demand perfection! I would definitely hire Colby for future projects.”

    Kyong Y.

    “Colby and his crew did a stellar job on our backyard. He always made sure that the quality of work was up to our high standards, and made it clear that our happiness with the final outcome was his priority. Our project had many different phases and areas of complexity – demolition of our concrete slab driveway, construction of retaining walls, building a new fence and installation of pavers, grass and a gravel firepit area. As soon as we said go, the team jumped in and got right to work on our project. We were very pleased with the high level of professionalism, positivity and strong work ethic that each and every member of his team showed throughout the project…”

    Julie K.

    Why Choose Buddha Builders?

    • 20-year track record installing pavers in Seattle
    • Uncompromising quality – Every project. Every day
    • Veteran owned and operated
    • Personal service and proactive communication
    • Clean cut, professional, and highly skilled installers
    • Fair, upfront estimates with no hidden fees
    • Sustainable materials and construction techniques