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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. Pathways to Nowhere (03:26)

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

  2. 2. A Paver Walkway on a Slope (02:58)

    A house built on a slope is in serious need of professional help.

  3. 3. Fencepost Hole Essentials (00:60)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. How to Build an Interlocking Wall System

    If you have a steep hill in your backyard, why not use it to your advantage?

    Time:
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    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
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  10. 10. Outdoor Den (06:08)

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

  11. 11. Dry Foundations (00:47)

    If the retaining wall ties into the house's foundation, caulking is a must.

  12. 12. New Yard for Bungalow Charmer (06:46)

    Watch as the owners of this vintage bungalow completely revamp their yard.

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

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

  14. 14. Sloped Grades (01:11)

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

  15. 15. 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
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