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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. Baseball Backyard Bar (01:22)

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

  2. 2. How to Build a Retaining Wall (05:56)

    Here's what you need to know about building retaining walls.

  3. 3. How to Install a Timber Retaining Wall

    A retaining wall is the ideal way to control erosion or level a sloping yard. Composite timbers made from recycled materials are a wond...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. Building a Retaining Wall (03:35)

    Use these step-by-step instructions to build a wooden retaining wall.

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

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

  6. 6. Couple's Creative Yard Crash (00:03:14)

    This backyard crash's design is vintage, rustic and creative all in one.

  7. 7. Cottage Gem with Curb Appeal (07:24)

    Jason Cameron brings out the sledgehammer to shape up a shabby landscape.

  8. 8. Retaining Wall Materials (00:39)

    Get tips on how to choose the best retaining wall material for your space.

  9. 9. 10 Things You Must Know About Retaining Walls

    Follow these DIY Network tips on building a retaining wall.

  10. 10. Triple Decker Retaining Walls (04:00)

    We build three tiered walls into a slope to create a flowing curved garden.

  11. 11. How To Build a Retaining Wall

    A retaining wall is a great way to differentiate space in a yard. Here's how to build one.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 12. How to Build a Short Retaining Wall

    This 2' retaining wall is a great architectural element that also serves a purpose -- to keep dirt from a sloping yard from going into ...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 13. Finishing a Retaining Wall (02:20)

    Add the finishing touches to a retaining wall with these DIY Network tips.

  14. 14. Outdoor Den (06:08)

    Dean and Derek use a majestic tree as the focal point for an outdoor den.

  15. 15. How to Build a Terraced Stone Retaining Wall

    If you have a disintegrating retaining wall, consider replacing it with a sloping stone wall.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
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