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Retaining Walls

Many homes, businesses, and government buildings in Bethesda, MD, and the Washington, DC area need a retaining wall to direct water flow, proper drainage, and soil erosion prevention. However, our cold and icy winters followed by hot and humid summers will eventually cause cracking and spalling.

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Without repair or replacement, water will pool around the wall, damaging your landscaping and other areas around your home. Stagnant water can attract bacteria, fungus, insects, and pests that can harm your trees, shrubs, and flowers.

Call 301-969-4444 or 703-935-4444, and we will repair an existing wall or design and build a beautiful custom retaining wall for your property. Our skilled masonry professionals serve the entire Washington DC Metro Area, including the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, MD, and Northern VA.

Benefits of Improving Your Retaining Wall

While improving water flow and soil protection is the most critical benefit of enhancing a retaining wall, it also allows you to get creative and make the barrier an artistic hardscaping feature that complements your property's landscape. In addition, it can make a big difference in improving the curb appeal of your home or business. Finally, professionally improving a retaining wall gives an older property a more updated appearance.

Highly Skilled Masons

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Bethesda Chimney’s highly skilled and talented masons can repair, design, and build the retaining wall that fits your home’s style and budget while addressing critical soil and drainage issues. So, whether your aging retaining wall needs repair, you want a basic block wall to fix your drainage problems, or you prefer a custom design retaining wall for a more luxurious appearance, we do it all!

Types of Retaining Walls


Anchored retaining walls use anchors and cables driven into the ground to relieve stress and provide stability to balance the load of larger or heavier walls.


A gravity retaining wall is perhaps the most popular in the DC area. It is ideally suited for a wide variety of materials, including bricks, stones, pavers, and concrete blocks. Its weight and gravity support the wall. Depending on the size, materials, and weight, the wall may need concrete footing reinforced with rebar or another type of reinforcement.


Reinforced retaining walls, also known as cantilevered, are constructed with masonry concrete reinforced with rebar drilled into a concrete slab foundation. Many walkways, patios, driveways, and even highways are built with concrete and reinforced steel bars (rebar). Reinforced retaining walls can withstand a variety of weather conditions.

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Bethesda Chimney has highly skilled and creative masonry professionals who repair, design, and build functional and attractive retaining walls, patios, and walkways in your choice of materials, colors, patterns, and finishes. We proudly serve residential, commercial, and government customers in Adams Morgan, DC, Gaithersburg, MD, Petworth, DC, Rockville, MD, Reston, VA, Sterling, VA, Montgomery County, MD, Northern VA, and the District of Columbia. Call 301-969-4444 or 703-935-4444 to schedule an appointment with a certified technician today!

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