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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. Basics on Retaining Walls (00:01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on retaining walls.

  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Sloped Grades (01:11)

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

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

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

  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. Colonial Hillside Redo (20:01)

    A hillside gets all new landscaping with a three-tiered pergola and patio.

  8. 8. Backfilling (02:12)

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

  9. 9. Curved Walls (01:10)

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

  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Outdoor Den (06:08)

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

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

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

  13. 13. Retaining Wall (02:29)

    The Desperate Landscapes crew takes us through building a retaining wall.

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

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

  15. 15. Baseball Backyard Bar (01:22)

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

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