Retaining Wall Contractor in Northern Virginia

Close-up of a retaining wall with staircase, made of gray concrete blocks, in a garden landscape.
Get a Quote Today!

Nova Construction Pro: Your Trusted Retaining Wall Contractor

As a leading retaining wall contractor in Northern Virginia, Nova Construction Pro specializes in enhancing outdoor areas. Our expertise spans a variety of retaining wall designs, including planter, seating, landscaping, and structurally engineered walls.

We offer a wide range of materials, such as pressure-treated lumber, architectural concrete, and cinderblocks, complemented by natural stone or brick veneers. Each choice is aimed at meeting the project's aesthetic and structural needs.

Our commitment to safety and compliance is unwavering, especially for projects requiring permits due to height. As a Class A Contractor, we ensure every project adheres to regulations, providing peace of mind to our clients.

Quality and customer satisfaction drive us. Utilizing top-tier materials and skilled craftsmen, we aim to exceed expectations with every build. Positive feedback from past projects attests to our capability to create durable and attractive retaining walls.

Customer satisfaction is our priority. We offer free consultations and estimates to start your project smoothly, demonstrating our commitment to transforming your landscape effectively.

Retaining Wall Contractor Planting Beds

Retaining Wall Construction Services

Retaining Wall Solutions by Nova Construction Pro

Building Strong Foundations

As a leading retaining wall contractor, Nova Construction Pro is dedicated to enhancing your property's stability and aesthetic appeal. Our approach starts with a design phase tailored to your vision, ensuring every detail aligns with your needs.

We specialize in a range of retaining wall types, from planter and seating walls to structurally engineered solutions. Our commitment to quality is reflected in our use of high-quality materials like pressure-treated lumber and natural stone veneers, chosen for their durability and aesthetic fit.

Our goal at Nova Construction Pro is to deliver retaining wall solutions that are both functional and visually appealing. We're focused on turning your landscape into a valuable addition to your home, enhancing its beauty and value with custom solutions. As your retaining wall contractor, we strive to exceed expectations, ensuring your satisfaction with every project.

Grading Contractor Northern Virginia Retaining Wall

Benefits of Retaining Walls

Structural Support and Safety

As expert retaining wall contractors, we emphasize the vital role of retaining walls in stabilizing landscapes with uneven terrains. These walls are key to preventing soil displacement and erosion, particularly in areas at risk of landslides. They prevent water accumulation near foundations, protecting against potential damage.

Erosion Control and Flood Management

Retaining walls combat erosion effectively, crucial in areas without deep-rooted vegetation. By stabilizing soil and reducing slope steepness, they decrease runoff speed and erosion risk. Our designs include drainage solutions to manage water flow and mitigate flooding, enhancing water absorption into the soil.

Enhancement of Usable Space

Hills and mounds limit yard space, but with retaining walls, we create terraces for additional use. This transformation allows for gardens, patios, and more, boosting your property's functionality and appeal. Our experience ensures these features not only add space but also enhance your landscape's beauty.

Retaining Wall Contractor

How We Work

Design and Consultation

Our process kicks off with a free consultation to fully grasp your needs and preferences. We explore various design options with you, aiming to find a retaining wall solution that meets both functional and aesthetic goals. This personalized approach ensures your vision for your landscape is realized.

Material Selection

We offer a wide selection of materials to fit every style and budget, from durable concrete and elegant natural stone to eco-friendly timber. Our experts help you choose the right material to ensure your retaining wall's longevity and harmony with your outdoor space.

Installation Excellence

Our expert team ensures a seamless installation, from site prep to the final details. We commit to the highest safety and quality standards, using advanced techniques for outstanding results. Your retaining wall will not only last but also enhance your landscape's beauty.

With Nova Construction Pro, expect clear communication and effective project management throughout. We involve you at every step, aiming to surpass your expectations and create a stunning, functional outdoor area.

Why Choose Us?

  • Licensed and Insured: Fully licensed in Virginia and Washington D.C., with comprehensive insurance coverage for peace of mind.
  • Local Expertise: Based in Centreville, Virginia, we proudly serve the entire Northern Virginia region.
  • Quality and Satisfaction: Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is unmatched in the industry.

Types of Retaining Walls

  1. Gravity Retaining Wall

  2. Crib Retaining Wall

  3. Gabion Retaining Walls

  4. Cantilever Retaining Wall

  5. Counter-fort / Buttressed Retaining Wall

  6. Anchored Retaining Wall

  7. Piled Retaining Wall

  8. Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Retaining wall

  9. Hybrid Systems

Ready to Transform Your Space?

Get a Free Estimate Today

Take the first step towards a stunning and resilient outdoor area. Contact Nova Construction Pro for a free estimate or consultation on your retaining wall project.

Call Us: (703) 314-1626 — Tap to call and connect directly with our renovation specialists.

Email Us: [email protected] — Share your project details with us and expect a detailed reply.

Online Inquiry: Complete our contact form for a hassle-free way to communicate your project requirements. We'll get in touch promptly to explore how we can assist you.

Discover More About Us

  • Services: Learn about our comprehensive offerings on our services page.
  • Customer Reviews: Check our ratings on BBB and TrustIndex.
  • Stay Connected: Follow us on Facebook for updates and inspiration.
Retaining Wall Close-Up
Concrete Block Retaining Wall

Permits and Plans

When building a retaining wall, a permit will be required for walls that are 3 feet and over. Homeowners can apply for permits; however, in most counties, the building departments do not recommend it. If your contractor wants to put the permit in your name, a red flag should go off because the responsibility of the permit is now your problem. That’s why it’s best to have the permit pulled under the contractor’s company. Contractors must be licensed to obtain a building permit. Furthermore, your contractor will need a business license for the county or city in which the property is located. Depending on the project’s scope, permit applications will be submitted and reviewed by various departments.

Zoning Review

One of the first steps in the permitting process is obtaining approval from the zoning department. Zoning will require a plat to be submitted that includes the proposed location of the retaining wall. It’s the zoning department’s job to make sure that the structure meets all codes related to the property’s current zoning. the zoning review will make sure that all setbacks and other criteria are in line with the zoning for the property.

Plan Review

When obtaining a building permit for a retaining wall, plans must be submitted for review and approval. Using a typical detail for the plans will save money as there will be no need to pay for the plans. There are situations where plans will need to be prepared by a civil engineer. These plans need to be signed and stamped and will need to meet the building department’s guidelines. It’s also important to note that additional site-related plans can be required when 2,500 square feet of grading occur during the construction. A conservation plan will also be required when more than 5,000 square feet of land is disturbed. In addition to plans, a house location survey or plat will be required to ensure the project will not encroach on any easements or setbacks. If your property has a well or septic system, your permit will need approval from the health department.

Nova Construction Pro Permitting Experts

As you can see, there is a lot of work that can take place before the construction of a retaining wall can begin. The good news is that NOVA Construction Pro offers turn-key projects. We will take care of everything required to obtain any required permits for your project. We are experienced builders and know the ropes to getting a permit for your project. The timeline for obtaining a permit can vary significantly. Some cities and counties offer walkthrough permitting, while some locations only offer drop-off permitting. Extra time should be expected for any project that will require additonal reviews.

It’s very important that you have the permit pulled by a licensed contractor because the responsibility then falls on your contractor. Be careful if your contractor is unable to obtain the permit on their own and ask you to help them by filling a homeowner affidavid for the permit. That means you may be reponsible for things you really don’t want to be.