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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. How to Install a Timber Retaining Wall

    A retaining wall is the ideal way to control erosion or level a sloping yard. Composite timbers made from recycled materials are a wond...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 2. 10 Things You Must Know About Retaining Walls

    Building a retaining wall can be a big investment of time and money. Before you get started, learn these key tips from DIY Network to ...

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

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

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

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

  5. 5. How to Build a Retaining Wall (05:56)

    Here's what you need to know about building retaining walls.

  6. 6. Building a Retaining Wall (03:35)

    Use these step-by-step instructions to build a wooden retaining wall.

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

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

  8. 8. Outdoor Den (06:08)

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

  9. 9. Front Sidewalk, Retaining Wall (00:20:00)

    We build a sidewalk and retaining wall for homeowners Regina and Scott.

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

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

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

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

  12. 12. Retaining Wall Materials (00:39)

    Get tips on how to choose the best retaining wall material for your space.

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

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

  14. 14. Pathways to Nowhere (03:26)

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

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

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

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