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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.

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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 82 Retaining Walls Projects

  1. 1. Fencepost Hole Essentials (01:49)

    Ahmed Hassan shows how to dig and fill holes for proper post placement.

  2. 2. Backyard Family Park (03:28)

    A danger-zone backyard becomes a shady, parklike setting for family fun.

  3. 3. How to Build a Dry-Stack Stone Retaining Wall

    A dry-stack stone retaining wall not only holds back the earth, it adds beauty to a landscape.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 4. Sloped Grades (01:11)

    If the retaining wall goes into a hill, these tips will save you some work.

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

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

  6. 6. The Bodybuilder's Challenge (20:01)

    A new retaining wall, new shutters and plants transform this ugly yard.

  7. 7. The Bodybuilder's Challenge (03:29)

    Jason and crew help a bodybuilder pump up his home's puny landsaping.

  8. 8. Backfilling (02:12)

    Proper backfilling is one of the keys to building a strong retaining wall.

  9. 9. How To Cover a Stone Wall

    See how a railroad-tie retaining wall gets a new facing of stylish stonework.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. Curved Walls (01:10)

    Think a straight wall's easier to build than a curved one? Think again!

  11. 11. Building a Timber Retaining Wall

    A retaining wall made with timber posts can add style and extra seating to your yard .

    Time:
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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
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  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Backyard Makeover (03:24)

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

  14. 14. Retaining Wall Materials (01:58)

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

  15. 15. Interlocking Wall (01:59)

    A tongue-and-groove system makes short work of building a retaining wall.

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