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Residential Landscaping & Rock Retaining Walls Qualicum

Landscaping & Rock Retaining Walls Nanaimo


Residential Landscaping & Rock Retaining Walls Qualicum are typically built with natural basalt rock and are characteristic of landscapes here on Vancouver Island. They are made by carefully stacked and chelated basalt rock to form a beautiful and natural rock retaining wall. When constructed properly, they are very strong and are built to last lifetimes.

They have a natural and free flowing look. Natural rock walls fit well with less formal landscapes and compliment flagstone work and water features very well. This variety of wall is the most popular kind of retaining wall used in the Duncan, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Nanoose, Parksville & Qualicum Beach areas. Not only because it looks more natural but also because it usually costs a little less than a formal block (segmental) retaining wall.

The possibilities with natural rock walls are limited only by one’s creativity. You can create retaining walls, engineered walls, raised gardens, raised patios, borders for planting beds, and more using rock.


For larger projects, we can install a large boulder rock wall. These walls are typically engineered and very well constructed to handle the load of larger slopes. Once installed, they are every bit as stable as a segmental retaining wall but with the nice free form look of natural rock. Take a look at some of the photos below. If you have a larger project like this, we’d love to discuss it with you.

Landscaping & Rock Retaining Walls Nanaimo

At Terram Excavating, we help landowners excavate their property to prepare it for cultivation or development. Our light excavation services follow a multi-step process, including analyzing potential hazards, performing a risk assessment and site evaluation, and planning the most strategic plan to help you achieve your desired outcome. Our highly-trained operators use the best equipment to get the job done. Whether you are looking to remove rocks, level the landscape, or make it more amenable to cultivation or development, you can trust that our team has the knowledge, tools, and experience to meet and exceed your expectations.