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How to Build a Block Retaining Wall

Self-stacking concrete blocks make building a sturdy retaining wall a much simpler DIY project.

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Top 100 Blocks Projects

  1. 1. Kitchen Impossible Top 10 (20:00)

    Marc Bartolomeo counts down the top ten ways to create a killer kitchen.

  2. 2. Log Cabin- Part 1 (06:07)

    Paul and Geoff install cabinets, a countertop and new appliances.

  3. 3. Kitchen Cave (20:01)

    Jason and the Goose give this chef's basement a four-star upgrade.

  4. 4. Magnificent Interlocking Wall (04:30)

    Build a stone retaining wall with an interlocking concrete-block system.

  5. 5. Giant Toy Blocks Yard Display (02:11)

    Turn your yard into a holiday wonderland with giant toy blocks.

  6. 6. A Surprise for Mom- Part 4 (03:45)

    Carter gives a mom a new kitchen with a custom island and a new fridge.

  7. 7. All About Bricks, Blocks and Wall Ties

    DIYNetwork.com breaks down the different types of bricks, blocks, natural stone and wall ties.

  8. 8. DIY Paper Quilt (04:49)

    Get step-by-step directions for creating a building block paper quilt.

  9. 9. Fireplace- Part 3 (04:15)

    Paul helps Julie refurbish a piece of butcher block from the old kitchen.

  10. 10. Bathroom Pedestal Sink: Installing the Sink and Glass Block

    DIY expert Paul Ryan takes a basic bathroom and converts it into a contemporary bathroom with a pedestal sink and glass block

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 11. Retaining Wall Materials (01:58)

    There are any number of types of materials available for retaining walls.

  12. 12. How to Create and Install a Glass Block Wall

    Glass block walls let light pass from one area of the room to another. And installing one is not much harder than laying tile.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 13. Standing Tall (03:01)

    The tallest guy on the block has some of the tallest weeds on the block.

  14. 14. The Worst Yard on the "Block" (20:00)

    A boring concrete block home is turned into the best home on the block.

  15. 15. Smart Kitchen Upgrade (02:26)

    Find out how these homeowners spent most of their renovation dollars.

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