Dig a trench about 12" deep to create a level surface before laying any stone.
Install a layer of large stones for good stability at the base. No mortar is needed. Stagger the joints as you lay the next level. The top of the wall should be at finished grade to allow runoff.
Fill behind the wall with crushed stone.
Note: If you're building a wall higher than 3' tall, be sure to check with your local community to find out if a permit is required.
We love to DIY. You love to DIY. Let's get together.
Browse a full list of topics found on the site, from accessories to mudrooms to wreaths.
Get video instructions about kitchens, bathrooms, remodeling, flooring, painting and more.
Don't miss your favorite shows in real time online.
HGTV Dream Home 2018: First Look