Retaining Wall Design

Our staff has designed thousands of projects and hundreds of thousands of square feet of retaining walls. Since 2011, we have quickly become a VALUED, LOCAL RESOURCE for retaining wall engineering and evaluation.  You can see our walls in commercial developments; residential neighborhoods; and along highways, freeways, and bike/hiking paths throughout Minnesota and the surrounding five states.  We provide quality service across the Upper Midwest.

We design many types of retaining walls including:

  • Segmental Blocks
  • Concrete Masonry Units
  • Boulders
  • Stone
  • Timber

Contact us today with your questions or to request more information.

We serve materials suppliers, contractors, landscape designers, civil engineers, architects, DOT’s, cities, counties, realtors, and homeowners.

A note to developers, home builders, wall builders and homeowners: Soil is a complicated, unique construction material that changes with different site conditions. An experienced, licensed Professional Engineer should be an important element of your professional design team. Call us with questions regarding this important topic.

Products we work with:

  • Versa-Lok Systems
  • Rockwood
  • Allan Block
  • Old Castle
  • Anchor Block
  • StoneWall
  • Keystone
  • County Materials
  • Marshall Concrete
  • Envirolok
  • …and others

We can provide design assistance for site development and grading projects for both Commercial and Residential (including homeowners). Contact us today for your retaining wall or site design needs.

Our Services:

  • Retaining wall shop drawings
  • Preliminary wall quantity calculations
  • Typical retaining wall cross-sections
  • Project specific designs & details
  • General information/answers regarding retaining walls
  • Value engineering
  • Site design services
  • Forensic services
  • Expert witness services
  • Site Visits and Construction Review Service

A note about Construction Review

Construction review is a critical part of segmental retaining wall construction. It protects all members of the project team (i.e., the owner, design engineer, contractor) from incorrect wall construction. Poor wall construction is the primary reason retaining walls fail. Utilizing the construction review services from us can help.

The following wall elements should be verified by the retaining wall engineer prior to and during wall construction:

  • Foundation Materials and Preparation
  • Drainage Aggregate
  • Segmental Retaining Wall Blocks/Wall Facing
  • Wall Backfill
  • Drainage Aggregate
  • Geogrid Reinforcement
  • Geotextile and Drainage Pipe

Contact us or complete an RFP on this website to request our services.