Retaining Wall Contractors in Pittsburgh:
Hiring the Right Contractor for the Job

Everyone knows that Pittsburgh is known for its bridges, but you could almost say that it is known for its hills, too, as almost every square mile of the city has a natural grade to it. This type of terrain makes it absolutely necessary to maximize usable property space and install a retaining wall on your property. But what do you need to know before hiring a retaining wall contractor in Pittsburgh? Use these helpful tips to guide your hiring process.

* Have a clear understanding of the types of retaining walls out there. Walls can be constructed from old railway ties, wood timbers, natural stone, boulders or even revolutionary concrete segmental retaining wall block or "SRWs." By knowing what type of material you would like your wall to be constructed from you can narrow down your contractor search by finding out what different retaining wall contractors prefer to use and/or have experience using.

*Ask around to friends, family and neighbors for testimonials about particular retaining wall contractors. Word of mouth may be the best way for you to find out if a contractor is a good one or not.

*Interview potential contractors and ask for quotes. Any good pittsburgh retaining wall contractor will tell you that just like "cheaper isn't always better," the same can be said for the most expensive bid. Talk to the contractors that have made your short list and weight their bids against their personalities, their demeanor, their work ethic and their crew (if they have one and you meet them ahead of time).

As you begin your search for a retaining wall contractor in Pittsburgh, you will see that there are indeed many contractors to choose from, because their job is in high demand in this unofficial "City of Hills." So it is important to take your time, do your homework and make an educated decision when it comes to your property.

Retaining Wall Examples

garden wall tie timber wall wood
versa lok block wall natural stone wall


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