Retaining Walls in Southeast Michigan

Limestone Retaining Wall, Milford Michigan
This beautiful limestone retaining wall is 32" tall and retains an abrupt hill in this client's backyard. As always we have heavy duty geotextle fabric behind this wall to prevent any erosion from seeping through. As you can see it is always our intention to select stone that is consistent ...
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Driveway Boulder Wall in Waterford Michigan
This Boulder Wall and Limestone Steps project in Waterford Michigan, replaced a rotting railroad tie wall. These boulders are mostly 3' in size but taper to 2' on the upper course. As usual we have 6" of 6a round stone for drainage behind the wall, top to bottom. Between ...
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Novi Michigan Limestone Retaining Wall
We constructed this beautiful Limestone retaining wall for a stately home in Novi Michigan. The stone pieces are 5 - 7 feet long and typically 9" thick. I selected stone that appears level and structurally sound. Also I chose this color because it matched perfectly with the natural stone color ...
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Boulder Retaining Wall in Davisburg Michigan
These 3' boulders are holding up a new stamped concrete sidewalk as well as back dropping a large pond in Davisburg, Michigan. In this project we built the boulder wall first, before we excavated the pond. As usual we have heavy duty geotextile fabric behind all boulders. These boulders are ...
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Northville Limestone Wall
This beautiful Limestone Wall was constructed this Spring in Northville, Michigan and accomplishes several design features. Its primary function was to divide the property in half, preventing water from coming towards the house. Additionally, it serves as a focal point supporting a waterfall and Stone Steps. A natural flagstone walkway ...
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Milford Backyard Boulder Wall
We built this boulder wall in Milford Michigan using 2 to 3 foot boulders. Typical of all our installations we have heavy duty geotextile fabric behind and 6a drain stone 6 inches thick between the geotextile fabric and the subsoil. Its our goal to build a retaining wall so ...
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Patio Seating Wall and Gas Fire Pit in Commerce Michigan
This Brussells Dimensional block wall project features a gas fire pit and seating walls with pillars. We have limestone coping on the wall and for the tops of the pillars. The blocks are set in an offset vertical position to add a dramatic effect with this wall. As usual all ...
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Limestone Wall and Steps Renovation in Milford Michigan
This Retaining wall replaced a falling down brick wall, in Milford Michigan, The customer chose our dark chocolate Limestone from Canada. The large limestone wall pieces and steps are set upon a crushed stone base that is 6" thick. As always we have heavy duty geotextile fabric behind the wall ...
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Backyard Free Standing Wall Enclosure in Milford Michigan
This free standing wall enclosure around an existing backyard patio was completed this Spring. It features 40 pillars with limestone caps. Additionally we have limestone coping on all walls. We included a trim ribbon of a different color and texture to add interest. All blocks are glued and pinned. We ...
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Milford Boulder Wall
We built this boulder wall to hold up a driveway in Milford, Michigan. We have 8" thick of 6a round stone behind the geotextile fabric which acts as a drain for this wall. The driveway sheds water towards the wall. The water enters into the 6a and travels ...
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White Lake Limestone Wall
This short Limestone retaining wall is the perfect solution next to our stamped concrete patio. It holds back the soil under the deck while providing additional seating for an outdoor party. ...
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Pisa Wall in Northville Michigan
This Pisa Wall in Northville Michigan follows the concrete lines of the driveway that abuts it. We used the tapered wall but there were times when we needed to cut both the wall and the coping to get an exact fit. As always all blocks and coping pieces are glued ...
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Limestone Retaining Wall in Milford Michigan
This beautiful Limestone wall was built to hold back soil for an engineered terrace. The Spruce trees are designed to provide privacy for a lakefront patio on a lake in Milford, Michigan. The limestone pieces selected are 6 - 7' long and 8" thick typical. Our base is 12" of ...
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Boulder Wall in Highland Michigan
This large boulder wall was constructed in Highland Michigan this Spring.As always we have heavy duty geotextile behind all the boulders. On this particular job the client needed to get to his back yard with a vehicle from time to time so we had to cut back the existing hill ...
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Retaining Wall Commerce, Michigan
This retaining wall in Commerce, Michigan features Bussells Dimensional block with full nose coping. All blocks are glued and are set on a base of compacted gravel. We had a gradual elevation change and adapted the wall as ...
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Boulder Wall in Milford Michigan
This boulder wall was built on a slope to retain a large bed for a new construction project in Milford Michigan. We used mostly 3-4' boulders on the bottom 2 courses and 2-3' boulders along the top. I chose this size boulder because I needed to contain a large volume ...
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Retaining Wall Novi, Michigan
This Pisa Wall in Novi, Michigan is a good example of the type of work we do when faced with a challenge. This back yard slopes in two different directions. Away from the house and north towards a ravine. We stepped the wall to accomodate these slope issues. All blocks ...
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More Pictures from that Pisa Wall in Novi, Michigan
The bed we created for this client will hold a herb garden. The upright yews will grow in the diffused light from the deck overhang and will screen and conceal as designed. The wall will act as a proper retaining feature. Prior to our construction there was no wall and ...
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Limestone Retaining Wall in Milford, Michigan
This Chocolate Limestone retaining wall is the preferred color choice for this client. Limestone has become available in several colors these days. This dark brown color comes from Canada. These pieces are typically 5 - 6' long and 30" wide. I try and select the same thickness but these are ...
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Pisa Wall in West Bloomfield Michigan
This retaining wall was built to support a hill to the south of this driveway. The client chose Pisa block in Mahogany Ash. We stepped the wall to follow the existing terrain. Additionally to secure this type of wall we installed Geogrid perpendicularly for support. Immediately behind the wall I ...
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Swimming Pool Boulder Wall
These 3' boulders support a new terrace we created to separate a walking path from one side of the backyard to the other. To create the terrace we had to carefully remove clay soil along a precipitous edge behind an in ground swimming pool. The large boulders support the pool ...
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Limestone Retaining Wall in Milford Michigan
This Limestone Retaining Wall was built on a slope overlooking a lake in Milford Michigan. This wall was needed to support a large stamped concrete patio which we also installed. These Limestone pieces are 4 - 5' long and 8" thick typical. We set these limestone pieces on 8" thick ...
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Bloomfield Hills Michigan Boulder Wall
This garden is being held back with the placement of large 3 and 4' boulders precisely set into the soil. Normally we build boulder walls with fabric and the boulders touch each other. however, this design relies on the Pachysandra groundcover to hold the soil and prevent erosion. Our client ...
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More Pictures from Bloomfield Hills
These pictures show how the plant material has grown in, fulfilling the design intent. This is just one year of growth. We have accomplished this lushness by using the right plants from a quality nursery, using good topsoil that drains while still holding water and adding the right fertilizer at ...
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Milford Boulder Wall and Steps
This large boulder wall in Milford Michigan stretches 120' long and is 5' tall. We like to use 2-3' sized boulders on a wall of this size. At the far end we have a beautiful set of 4' wide limestone steps. These steps are 6' thick typical and are set ...
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Pisa Wall in Commerce, Michigan
This patio renovation was completed in the summer. In this installation the client selected tumbled Roman Pisa block and coping. On this project we needed to support a new stamped concrete patio so we backfilled the wall completely with compacted 21aa crushed limestone to ensure no future settling. As always ...
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More pictures from that Retaining Wall in Commerce Michigan
We created this planting bed and "melted" the stamped concrete design right to the wall. Roman Pisa block walls allow us to create interesting bends because the design of the block has right and left tapered sides. The coping is not tapered and we had to hand cut every piece ...
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Hartland Michigan Boulder Wall
Professionalism at its finest! After building over 1000 retaining walls of various types, this client felt very confident when hiring us to build this boulder wall! The prime concern for this client was the mowability of the top of this slope. Terracing the hill was of particular interest so that ...
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Limestone Retaining Wall,West Bloomfield Michigan
We built this beautiful Limestone retaining wall to support this spectacular waterfall project. It is 3' tall and 75' long. We always braid our seams. This makes the wall appear more solidly constructed, and visibly appealing. The wall stone is typically 8-9" thick, 3' wide and I choose pieces that ...
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Boulder Wall in Novi, Michigan
This boulder wall was constructed to replace a rotting railroad tie wall in Novi, Michigan. We used 2 - 3' sized boulders that were consistently round and blocky. Below the walls we put 8" of compacted crushed limestone. Behind all our boulder and limestone walls we install 6 oz. heavy ...
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Fendt Garden Wall in Hartland Michigan
This beautiful Fendt Garden Wall retaining wall was completed this past summer. As you can see the walls are level and true. All blocks are glued and the walls rest upon a compacted base of slag sand. This was a new construction project. Additionally we designed and planted all plant ...
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Single Course Boulder Wall Project Milford Michigan
This 3' high retaining wall was constructed using consistently sized round and blocky boulders. This clever solution created an attractive terrace abutting the new stamped concrete patio we also designed. Separating the patio and boulders is a ribbon of pea gravel for rain water run off - a critical design ...
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Novi Michigan Retaining Wall
This Novi retaining wall was part of a complete front landscape renovation completed this past summer. In this installation, as always, all blocks are glued. Below the block walls we have 6" of compacted crushed limestone.Because we decided to follow the original sidewalk layout, we had to cut every block ...
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Milford Michigan Pisa Retaining Wall
This beautiful block retaining wall in Milford Michigan is another example of why we have been in business for over 25 years. Our attention to detail shows in the straightness, coping cuts and finished product in these pictures. All the radius bends on this project required every piece of coping ...
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Limestone Seating Wall in Orchard Lake, Michigan
This chocolate limestone retaining wall was the perfect choice for this client. Not only does it hold back the soil, it also provides a comfortable seat all along this beach. Each rectangular stone is 8-9" thick and set on compacted crushed limestone base. This seating level is comfortable for most ...
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Boulders on a Sloped Driveway in Hartland, Michigan
This boulder wall was built alongside a sloped driveway. We needed to retain the hill as well as build the wall so that it appears as level as possible. Looking at these pictures you can see how we terraced the wall to keep the wall level. We used a consistent ...
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Large Boulder Wall in Milford, Michigan
We constructed this wall as part of a large project that included a waterfall, large screening evergeens and additional naturalizing plantings. The wall is over 125' long and 10' tall at it highest point. The boulders are 2-3' typical with 6a stone backfill and heavy duty boulder fabric behind as ...
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Fendt Retaining Wall in Novi Michigan
This beautiful retaining wall built in Novi Michigan this summer was part of a front landscape renovation. We replaced the old rotting wood timbers with Fendt Garden wall. These blocks are very versatile and enable us to make round beds look elegant. All blocks are glued, as always, and beneath ...
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Big Boulders in White Lake, Michigan
Completed in August, this boulder wall was constructed to retain the ingredients for a new patio, adjacent to the clients doorwall, on their lower level. The interesting thing about this wall is that we backfilled it with 100% 21aa limestone aggregate. We did this because we built a large new ...
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Lakefront Boulder Wall in Milford Michigan
Built along a lakefront property in Milford, Michigan, this boulder wall prevents this lawn from eroding into the lake. Using 2-3' boulders we put two layers of heavy duty geotextile fabric behind them. This fabric prevents the soil from moving through the spaces between the boulders. Directly behind the fabric ...
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Functional and Beautiful Boulder Wall in Commerce, Michigan
Using 18 -24" boulders, we built this retaining wall to create this beautful lower sitting area. These clients wanted privacy from the adjacent golf course and still be close to the kitchen. This lower terrace was the perfect ...
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Milford Beach Seating Wall
This Milford beach seating wall is perfect for this family with young children. Mom and Dad can sit comfortably on these large stones and watch the children play in the water and on the sand. The Limestone pieces chosen for this project are 4 - 7' long and 8" thick ...
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Garden Wall in Farmington Michigan
This simple but effective Garden Wall in Farmington, Michigan was built this summer as part of a complete landscape renovation. The focal points of this new landscape are a Dwarf Lilac tree on the north side and a Serviceberry tree on the south side of the front entry. Dwarf ...
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Typical Boulder Wall in Milford, Michigan
We built this boulder wall in Milford. It is a typical example of the type of boulder walls we construct. Solid looking, level and seen as professional - all trademarks of Landscape Magic. Make an appointment today and we can build you a similar boulder retaining wall like this one. ...
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Boulder Wall in Waterford, Michigan
Wow! We sure had a serious problem to overcome here in Waterford. The client had a major erosion problem. We built a boulder wall initially to hold the hill. The next phase of this project was to control silt erosion down the driveway and into the street. We built a ...
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More pictures from Waterford Boulder Wall
Here are a few more pictures from the job we did in Waterford in July. The wall along the street was designed and constructed to be seen as level despite the road's slope. Additionally, the terraces were built to be perceived as level, as people judge walls to be correct ...
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Boulder Wall in Brighton, Michigan
This boulder wall was constructed to support this client's driveway. We backfilled the entire wall with 40 cu. yds. of 6a stone to eliminate any chance of future settling. These Boulders are 2-3' in size. A heavy geotextile boulder fabric is between the boulders and the 6a stone backfilll. This ...
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Pond Retention Boulder Wall in Prestwick Village Highland, Michigan
Although this looks like a simple boulder wall project there are many hurdles here that we had to overcome. Our client had several problems; erosion, large weeds growing along the banks, an uneven shore line and the inability to mow or maintain the shore line properly. Our solution(s) to these ...
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More Pictures from that Pond Retention Retaining Wall
These pictures show the finished product after the periphery was landscaped. The various ornamental grasses really enhance this setting, fitting in perfectly near the water. Additionally we sodded right to edge of the water in other areas. This boulder retaining wall makes this client's property much more usable creating a ...
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Chocolate Limestone Retaining Wall in White Lake, Michigan
This unique slab stone color gives the client another choice in todays retaining wall options. Built in June, this dark brown stone exhibits excellent natural color that blends well with any landscape. These pieces range in lengths of 3-5' and typically are 7-10" thick. If you would like to have ...
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Fendt Block Retaining Walls in Milford, Michigan
Some retaining walls are easy to build others are not. These terraces were built on a slope that is pitching in two different directions. Away from the house, and down the driveway. As a designer I explain to my clients the importance of how our walls are constructed so that ...
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Sylvan Lake Boulder Wall
This older home in Sylvan Lake had broken concrete holding up these walls. We tore all that down, hauled it away and constructed these beautiful new boulder walls using predominately 18 - 24" boulders, typical. In conjunction with this boulder wall project we also installed a stone step system to ...
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Milford, Michigan Driveway Boulder Wall
This client has a fairly steep and shady driveway. We built this wall so that it would appear level despite the hill. We had to cut into the hill at least 3 feet to allow for the setting of the boulders and the stone backfill. As you can see this ...
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Swimming Pool Boulder Wall in White Lake, Michigan
This backyard swimming pool required a retaining wall. These clients liked the look of boulders. We used 18-24" boulders for this project. Constructed in June, the wall needed to be built before the concrete was to be poured around the pool. We finished the surrounding area with topsoil,graded and hand ...
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Boulder Wall Solution in Commerce Michigan.
This client had a problem mowing this hill. Our solution was to design a landscape that incorporated terraces that would support the flagstone landing at the top and eliminate the steep slope near the driveway. It is our goal as always to have the finished product appear as level ...
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Timber wall in Union Lake, Michigan
Our Timber walls are built using .60 wolmanized wood, sanded on four sides. We offset each course 3/4". We incorporate crossmembers for strength (deadmen). We essentially build a wall within a wall. Additionally, we attach a geotextile fabric between the timbers and the soil in the box as an added ...
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