because of the drop off from the level where the house will sit down to the river bank we have to design a retaining wall. it has been a definite struggle for us to decided what type of wall we want. the wall will be most visible from the river and the lower "yard" area so a natural look is probably best, which is why we ultimately decided on a boulder wall. however, we explored many other looks before coming to this conclusion.
|Steel retaining wall from Mulch Maid|
|Wood retaining wall with decorative wood posts via The Family Handman|
|Beautiful stacked stone wall via John Ziegler Landscaping|
|Boulder retaining wall with stone steps via MKM Builders|
i hope our boulder wall looks as good as this one above. we are going to go take pictures of walls in town that we like to give to our contractor to ensure we get the look we want!