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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.

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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. Big Expensive Retaining Walls (00:20:00)

    Kelli and James are excited as the first walls go up on their dream house.

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

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

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

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

  4. 4. Retaining Walls 101 (02:51)

    Ahmed shows how to build an easy and affordable wooden retaining wall.

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Backfilling (02:12)

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

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

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

  8. 8. How to Build an Interlocking Wall System

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

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    Difficulty:
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  9. 9. Building a Retaining Wall (03:35)

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

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

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

  11. 11. Retaining Wall Materials (01:58)

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

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

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

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

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

  14. 14. Retaining Wall (02:29)

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

  15. 15. Outdoor Den (06:08)

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

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