Concrete Retaining Walls

Recognized nationally for our expertise in concrete retaining walls, Schnabel offers tailored solutions for effective earth retention to meet diverse project requirements.

The durability of our concrete walls, designed to last between 50 to 100 years, depends on the specific soil and groundwater conditions at the site, as well as the construction techniques used. As specialists in concrete retaining wall construction, we provide an array of permanent solutions, adept at tackling unique project needs and challenging environmental conditions.

Regardless of the environmental challenges or operational needs, Schnabel’s expertise in concrete retaining walls ensures clients receive the most appropriate and effective solution.


When constructing permanent retaining walls in cut or partial cut-and-fill situations, Schnabel excels in concrete-based solutions like permanent tieback, soil nail, and cantilevered pile walls.

These approaches are not only practical and cost-effective but also crucial when it’s necessary to preserve the integrity of nearby infrastructure. Considering their extended lifespan (typically 50 to 100 years), these concrete walls undergo rigorous evaluations for corrosion potential, factoring in environmental conditions.

Our experts ensure that every element, from tiebacks and soil nails to facing connections, is designed for durability. The facing of these walls, often comprising reinforced cast-in-place concrete, shotcrete, or precast concrete panels, is crafted for both structural integrity and aesthetic appeal, blending seamlessly into the surrounding environment.

With over five decades of experience, Schnabel is a leading name in the field of concrete retaining wall construction in America. We pride ourselves on customizing our retaining wall projects to suit the specific needs and environmental conditions of each site. Our team of experts is dedicated to guiding you in selecting the best concrete retaining wall solution for your project, backed by our extensive knowledge and experience in this specialized area. Contact us to explore how our expertise in concrete retaining walls can benefit your project.


Schnabel is a leading contractor in retaining wall construction, whatever the environment, whatever your operational challenges.

Kennedy Interchange

Schnabel was contracted to design and build permanent retaining walls to improve traffic flow at one of the busiest interchanges in Atlanta, Georgia.

Contractors utilize retaining wall construction featuring permanent tiebacks, soil nails and/or cantilevered pile retaining walls.

US 321

Schnabel designed and constructed 15 permanent tieback walls with a total length of over 8,500 ft. for the Tennessee Department of Transportation during the widening of U.S. 321 on the edge of the Smoky Mountain National Park.

The widening of US 321 through several miles of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park just outside of Gatlinburg, TN utilized Permanent Tieback Walls to minimize the impact to the surrounding environment and preserve the beauty of this majestic area. It took a team approach between Schnabel, Blalock and Sons, Inc. and the Tennessee Department of Transportation to construct one of the largest permanent tieback wall projects in the nation.

Kevin Cargill, P.E., US 321


Schnabel is the sector’s most operationally efficient Geostructural Design & Construction contractor. We optimize efficiencies by leveraging decades of experience and design/build expertise, to innovate processes and approaches that are consistently proven to deliver optimal outcomes for our clients.