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Retaining & Sitting Walls

Our experience with fabricated interlocking concrete block has allowed us to become very competitive in the design and construction using our stone working techniques to build a wide range of free standing or retaining walls. Today's concrete technology takes the term "retaining wall" to a new dimension. These strong structures can help shape the land, guide people along a path, protect a garden, or add visual interest to an otherwise flat space.

Have a Seat on a Sitting Wall

What’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 walls

Height: 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.

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