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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 83 Retaining Walls Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

  4. 4. Multilevel Backyard Retreat (00:03:41)

    Retaining walls help turn a bare hill into a beautiful multilevel refuge.

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

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

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

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

  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Fresh-Air Family Room (03:54)

    Dean and Derek create a fresh-air family room right off the indoor one.

  9. 9. Curved Walls (01:10)

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

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

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

  11. 11. Adult Backyard Getaway (03:32)

    The crew helps two parents create a getaway right in their own backyard.

  12. 12. Retaining Wall Replacement (03:55)

    Gino rebuilds a wall to widen a driveway and make more parking space.

  13. 13. Drainage (01:56)

    Without proper drainage, your load-bearing wall may be in for problems.

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

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

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