Retaining Walls / Firepits / Masonry

Professional Residential Masonry

Quality dry or wet-laid stonework is the very essence of our business. From traffic flow or grade issues to an outdoor fireplace of your dreams, the team at Vidosh can help with all your retaining wall, firepit installation, or general masonry needs. Call our office today for more information and to request a consultation! 

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are used to help keep soil and other landscaping elements confined to a certain space and resist erosion and gravity. Trust the team at Vidosh North to excel in retaining wall installation and professional masonry on your Northern Michigan property. Not only are retaining walls functional, but they can also act as an aesthetic focal point of your landscape, built to complement and integrate seamlessly into the surrounding area. 

Fire Pits

Many homeowners contact us to request fire pit installation. There's nothing quite like kicking back and relaxing around your very own fire pit to enjoy the company of good friends and the famous Northern Michigan summers. Incorporating natural masonry elements like stone on the shores of Lake Michigan is a great way to connect with nature and a finished fire pit with a cap and steel grate present a more formal feel. Vidosh North can accommodate any type of fire pit request and you can be on your way to a peaceful retreat right in your own backyard. Plants and other landscaping can help soften the angles of the stone for a balanced appeal.

Buff Irregular Dry Wall Northern Michigan

Buff irregular 8" dry wall

Petoskey Michigan Custom Beach Fire Pit Design

This natural stone fire pit complements the natural beach environment on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Retaining Wall and Bluestone Steps Torch Lake Michigan

This Bluestone stairway features dry-laid buff ledge retaining, crushed granite drip edge, stone spa, and boulder outcroppings. 

Finished Fire Pit on Patio

This lakeside irregular full-color bluestone patio includes a gas-burning fire pit, complete with a buff rock-faced limestone cap and custom steel grate. Mixed perennial plantings add a pop of color and warmth to the stonework. 

Fire Pit Design Retaining Wall with Crushed Granite Charlevoix

With a short dry stacked retaining wall and a crushed granite surround, this fire pit is ready for many evenings of ghost stories and s'mores that Northern Michigan is famous for.

Stone Step Design Turf Joints Petoskey Michigan

These stone steps with turf joints create visual interest in this Petoskey landscape.

Limestone Retaining Wall and Steps Installation Harbor Springs

Dry laid Shannon limestone steps and retaining walls in progress outside this Harbor Springs home.

Fieldstone Retaining Walls Northern Michigan

Fieldstone retaining walls

Dry Laid Colonial Retaining Wall Petoskey Michigan

Dry laid colonial wall in progress on this Petoskey property.

Boulder Retaining Wall Limestone Stairs Torch Lake Michigan

This Torch Lake boulder retaining wall features a Shannon limestone staircase.

Fieldstone Retaining Wall Design Walloon Lake Michigan

This classic fieldstone retaining wall enhances this stunning Walloon Lake property.

Poured Walls with Granite Veneer & Dry-stacked Granite Walls

This combination of poured walls clad with granite veneer and dry-stacked granite walls helped to shore up an area that needed an engineered wall and also keeps the site loose and charming.

Cabin Retaining Walls Northern MichiganBig or small, retaining walls are all about the details. This cabin on the banks required a small retaining wall to avoid fill being placed over existing tree roots, leading eventually to the slow demise of the trees. Stone was carefully chosen and installed to match the fieldstone veneer on the home.

We believe that fieldstone retaining walls look best with a variety of sizes. Plantings and turf should soften and complement the walls like at this home located on the shores of Lake Charlevoix.

Vidosh North designs beautiful retaining walls and fire pits for these and other Northern Michigan areas:

Charlevoix | Petoskey | Harbor Springs | Torch Lake | Walloon Lake