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Retaining wall built at a home in Venetia, PA.

Retaining & Seating WallsIn the McMurray, Canonsburg, Venetia, & Washington, PA areas.


We design and build custom retaining and seating walls from a variety of materials including concrete blocks, brick, boulders, and more.

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Our design experts in McMurray, Canonsburg, & Venetia, PA bring style & functionality to your property with retaining walls & seating walls.

Are you looking to add some depth and dimension to your landscape? Are you in need of a way to prevent soil erosion? Do you want to make the best use of your space? Retaining walls and seating walls can be constructed to provide style, functionality, and protection for your property.

Our professionals at M.J. Donas Landscaping are available to serve your home or business in and around McMurray, Canonsburg, and Venetia, PA.


What is a Retaining Wall

Retaining wall at a property in McMurray, PA preventing soil erosion.

A retaining wall is a hardscape structure that holds back soil laterally. While functional, a retaining wall can provide an aesthetically pleasing structure to your landscape.

Why Add A Retaining Wall

  • Keeps Soil in Place – Retaining walls prevent soil from sliding down a sloped property.
  • Prevents Erosion – Rainwater can wash away soil from your landscape, but a retaining wall will channel water properly so that erosion doesn’t occur.
  • Gives Your Property Depth – Aside from functionality, a retaining wall brings dimension to your landscape. You can use a retaining wall to add beautiful stonework to your property or showcase a colorful garden. 

What is a Seating Wall

Custom built seating wall around a fire pit at a home in Canonsburg, PA.

A seating wall is a short structure that is built to provide both an aesthetically pleasing border while also adding extra seating space to your yard. Seating walls are commonly built around patios, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens.

Why Add A Seating Wall?

  • No Need for Chairs – With a seating wall, your sitting area is built right in. You don’t have to worry about lugging out chairs for your guests when hosting an event.
  • No Wasted Space – If you are already adding a wall to your landscape, perhaps to create a border between your lawn and patio, why not give the structure a dual purpose? What started out as a simple border is now an additional seating area for you and your guests.
  • No Distractions – Without having to add extra tables and chairs to your space, your yard possesses a sharp, finished look

What Materials Do We Use And What Are The Benefits?

Whether it is a retaining wall or a seating wall, there is a variety of materials that can be used for construction. And of course, each material has its own benefits. Here are some construction materials that are commonly used:

  • Concrete Blocks – Very durable, easy to install and low maintenance
  • Poured Concrete – Strong and can be poured to create any form
  • Brick – Warm color, eco-friendly, and fire resistant
  • Wood – Provides a natural look and is cost effective
  • Boulders – Durable and comes in a variety of sizes and shapes
  • Limestone – Easy to clean and comes in a variety of stones 

We Can Answer All Your Questions About Retaining Walls & Seating Walls

If you are aiming to add a purposeful structure to your yard, you don’t need to sacrifice style. Our experts can evaluate your property and show you how retaining walls and seating walls combine functionality and elegance to your home. Simply call us at (412) 913-1962, where one of our dedicated professionals is ready to answer your questions and provide you with an estimate for your home or business in McMurray, Canonsburg, and Venetia.