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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. The Bodybuilder's Challenge (03:29)

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

  2. 2. Newlyweds on the Block (20:00)

    Newlyweds put an end to the neighbors' complaints about their yard.

  3. 3. Rescuing the Retaining Wall (00:03:32)

    An unfinished retaining wall plays a key role in the Moss brothers' design.

  4. 4. Rainy Day Makeover (03:38)

    The crew fights a torrential downpour to build a filedstone retaining wall.

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Retaining Wall Height (01:29)

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

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

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

  8. 8. Landscape on a Hill (05:04)

    A power-tool failure makes Jason go old school to landscape on a slope.

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

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

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

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

  11. 11. Build a Retaining Wall (05:16)

    Susie Coelho demonstrates the steps in building a boulder retaining wall.

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

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

  13. 13. Front Yard Transformation (05:47)

    This century-old house may be a dream, but its yard is a nightmare.

  14. 14. Cottage Gem with Curb Appeal (07:24)

    Jason Cameron brings out the sledgehammer to shape up a shabby landscape.

  15. 15. Mountain Retreat in the City (03:38)

    A couple gets a yard redo that's more mountain retreat than urban backyard.

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