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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.

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

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

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

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

  3. 3. Retaining Wall 101 (01:00)

    Here's how to build an easy retaining wall from pressure-treated lumber.

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

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

  5. 5. Excavate for a Retaining Wall (01:03)

    Learn how to complete the excavating needed for building a retaining wall.

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

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

  7. 7. Finishing a Retaining Wall (02:20)

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

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

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

  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Retaining Walls 101 (02:51)

    Ahmed shows how to build an easy and affordable wooden retaining wall.

  11. 11. Pergola Seat Wall (02:41)

    A once-rotten retaining wall and fence becomes a classy outdoor hangout.

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

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

  13. 13. 13 Trees and a Horseshoe Court (04:16)

    Gino rescues a couple who must plant 13 new trees and salvage a dead yard.

  14. 14. Outdoor Den, Part 3 (04:09)

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

  15. 15. How To Build a Patio and Retaining Wall

    This courtyard-style patio is surrounded by retaining walls and long planters. A puzzle-like arrangement of flat stones between the pat...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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