Retaining Wall Contractors

As a top-tier provider of retaining wall solutions in the nation, Schnabel specializes in creating earth-retention systems tailored to diverse project requirements.

The durability of our walls ranges from 50 to 100 years, influenced by site-specific factors like soil and groundwater conditions, as well as the construction methods employed. Our role as design-build retaining wall contractors enables us to offer various permanent solutions, adeptly addressing unique project demands and environmental challenges.

Schnabel’s proficiency spans across different environments and operational complexities, ensuring clients receive the most effective retaining wall solution.


In scenarios where a permanent retaining wall is needed, particularly in cut or partial cut-and-fill situations, Schnabel’s expertise in permanent tieback, soil nails, and cantilevered pile walls comes to the forefront.

These methods are both practical and cost-effective, especially when preserving the integrity of nearby roads, structures, slopes, or features is crucial. Given the typical lifespan of these walls (50 to 100 years), thorough assessments of soil and groundwater for corrosion potential are conducted.

Our specialists meticulously design every component, including tiebacks, soil nails, and facing connections, to ensure the wall’s longevity. The wall’s facing, often made of reinforced concrete or shotcrete, is tailored not only for durability but also for aesthetic appeal, harmonizing with the surrounding landscape.

With over fifty years of experience, Schnabel stands as one of America’s foremost retaining wall contractors. We pride ourselves on customizing our retaining wall constructions to meet the unique demands of each project and environmental condition. Our team is ready to assist in selecting the most suitable retaining wall solution for your project. Contact us to benefit from our extensive expertise in this specialized field.


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.