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Retaining Wall Must-Know Tips

10 Things You Must Know About Retaining Walls

It may take some heavy lifting, but a retaining wall is a project any DIYer can do.

Read These Retaining Wall Tips First

Install a Short Stone Wall

How to Build a Short Stone Retaining Wall

Keep a sloping yard in place with this wall that also makes a great architectural element.

Style With Purpose


Build a Patio and Retaining Wall

Build a Patio and Retaining Wall

This puzzle-like arrangement of flagstones is complemented by a stone retaining walls.

Retaining Wall How-To

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Top 83 Retaining Walls Projects

  1. 1. Retaining Wall Height (01:29)

    Your wall will hold back a lot of dirt, so height is a consideration.

  2. 2. Baseball Backyard Bar (01:22)

    This backyard bar pays tribute to the great American pastime: baseball.

  3. 3. Backyard Makeover (03:24)

    The Andersons hope to gain home equity with a $34,000 backyard makeover.

  4. 4. How to Build a Boulder Retaining Wall

    Boulder retaining walls are not only functional, they're timeless and beautiful as well.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  5. 5. Outdoor Den, Part 3 (04:09)

    Lighting is selected to highlight the walkway & work begins on the firepit.

  6. 6. Retaining Wall Base (02:28)

    The most important part of a retaining wall is the base.

  7. 7. Baby-Safe Landscape (00:03:49)

    Parents-to-be get a new landscape with a baby-carriage-friendly walkway.

  8. 8. Pathways to Nowhere (03:26)

    Gino tackles a yard that's filled with garbage and pathways to nowhere.

  9. 9. How to Build a Block Retaining Wall

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

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 10. Rainy Day Makeover (03:38)

    The crew fights a torrential downpour to build a filedstone retaining wall.

  11. 11. Newlyweds on the Block (20:00)

    Newlyweds put an end to the neighbors' complaints about their yard.

  12. 12. Incredibly Lush Landscape (06:30)

    This makeover turns a neighborhood eyesore into a new lush landscape.

  13. 13. Party Porch and Patio (00:03:13)

    Paul's posh tastes may take his front-yard entertaining space over budget.

  14. 14. Landscape on a Hill (05:04)

    A power-tool failure makes Jason go old school to landscape on a slope.

  15. 15. Retaining Wall Foundation (01:12)

    DIY Network shows how to install the foundation row for a retaining wall.

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