Retaining & Sitting Walls
Have a Seat on a Sitting WallWhat’s the best way to double the value of a retaining wall? Have Pave Masters design and install a seating wall. Seating walls, also called sitting walls or seat walls, are simply short walls designed for comfortable seating. They are often a design feature included in retaining walls adjacent to outdoor living spaces.
Things to remember about seating wallsHeight: The average height of a sitting wall is 18″, but this can vary with your yard’s specifications.
Width: To make a surface that’s both safe and comfortable, the tops of seating walls are generally 12″ wide minimum but can vary by customer choice.
Materials: Seating walls can be constructed from many material options – block/cap (which is paver stone material), Bluestone, cultured stone, brick, or other natural stone sitting wall choices. If your sitting wall is constructed using paver stone materials, Pave Masters provides a Lifetime Warranty that is even transferable to a new homeowner.
Surface: At Pave Masters, we like to avoid capping a sitting wall with rough flagstone or other irregular surfacing that can be uncomfortable. We’ll help you choose something that feels comfortable to sit on.
Value: A stone sitting wall is a desirable design feature that may increase the resale value of your home. It’s also valuable for those off-season mild days when your outdoor furniture has been stored away.
Patio seating wall: If a retaining wall is necessary as part of your patio construction – due to grade – a seating wall will double the value of the space. It is relatively easy to construct a patio seating wall in conjunction with a retaining wall.
Fire pits: A sitting wall is a beautiful feature to add when installing a fire pit especially when the wall wraps around it. Pave Masters can construct solid or see thru sitting walls square or round customers choice.