Natural Stone Retaining Walls


Strength, Longevity & Timeless Beauty

Uneven grades, hills, soil erosion, or storm water flow patterns often present challenges when it comes to creating the ultimate outdoor living space. Retaining walls are a great solution to solve these challenges and many more, allowing you to sculpt your property, add texture and definition, support stone stairs, or even create more usable space.

While retaining walls can be built from a variety of materials, retaining walls built from natural stone create a timeless elegance you just won’t find with other materials. Whether you love a historic look and feel, rustic styling, or air of formality and grace, natural stone retaining walls deliver.

At Dutchies Stoneworks our experienced stone masons can help you create the perfect stone retaining wall that adds value and beauty to your property. Our in-house team works with homeowners across southeastern Pennsylvania including Chester, Montgomery, Berks, and Bucks counties, and northern Delaware.

Retaining Wall Inspiration

Looking for retaining wall ideas that complement your property? Check out inspiring retaining wall designs from our past projects!

Retaining Wall Types


At Dutchies Stoneworks, we build two types of natural stone retaining walls – dry stack and veneer. While both offer superior strength, longevity, and beauty, each is built a little differently.

Dry Stack Stone Retaining Walls

Dry stacked retaining walls are built by stacking interlocking natural stones without mortar in between. This type of retaining wall promotes natural water drainage and is also a great choice for areas with frequent freeze and thaw cycles since gaps in the stone can naturally shift and move.

We can build your dry stack retaining wall from a variety of stone types including:

Flat Stacking retaining wall

Flat Stacking Stones

Perfect for a rustic look and feel

Irregular retaining wall

Irregular Field Stone

Get the look of historic stone walls from ages gone by

Veneer Retaining Wall

A stone veneer retaining wall is built using a reinforced concrete and cinderblock base, then finished with a natural stone facade that is mortared into place. We offer both full-stone and thin veneer options in a variety of stone types including fieldstone, ledge rock, and sandstone.

No matter which option you choose, the variations are endless. Choose from a variety of stone colors and textures from rustic golden hues to rich browns or tranquil blues.

View our stone retaining wall gallery for examples.

Expert Craftsmanship Matters


Your retaining wall needs the right structural support to stand the test of time. That’s why it’s important to work with a professional stone mason with the experience to handle your project.

At Dutchies Stoneworks, we specialize in natural stone masonry for a variety of outdoor living projects, including retaining walls. Owner Dave “Dutchie” Fisher is a third-generation stone mason with over 15 years of industry experience. Our team of stone masons are expert craftsmen who focus on every detail of your project from start to finish.

Our in-house team of contractors work with homeowners across southeastern Pennsylvania including Chester, Montgomery, Berks, Delaware, and Bucks counties, and northern Delaware.

Contact us today to get started on your project!

Whether you need to replace a failing retaining wall or want to add a new wall to support stone stairs, prevent erosion, handle run-off, or just beautify your landscape, we’re here to help!