There is a large choice of materials available for dry laid retaining walls and seat walls. Dry laid retaining walls are typically built of natural stone (lannon stone, fieldstone etc.) or manufactured block. Again, like brick paving, the key to a successful retaining wall or seat wall is in the construction technique. All of the retaining walls we build (except fieldstone) are set on a compacted gravel base and are then backfilled with clear gravel and drain tile for proper drainage. Proper drainage behind a retaining wall is critical to the life of a retaining wall. We will help you design a wall system, for your home, that will complement the color of your home and hardscape.