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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. Pergola Seat Wall (02:41)

    A once-rotten retaining wall and fence becomes a classy outdoor hangout.

  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Finishing a Retaining Wall (02:20)

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

  4. 4. Lessons in Landscaping (00:06:13)

    The crew come to the aid of a couple who weren't born with green thumbs.

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

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

  6. 6. Outdoor Den, Part 3 (04:09)

    Lighting is selected to highlight the walkway & work begins on the firepit.

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

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

  8. 8. Dry Foundations (00:47)

    If the retaining wall ties into the house's foundation, caulking is a must.

  9. 9. Backfilling (02:12)

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

  10. 10. A Paver Walkway on a Slope (02:58)

    A house built on a slope is in serious need of professional help.

  11. 11. Outdoor Den, Part 4 (06:42)

    Landscaping, a waterfall & wicker furniture provide the finishing touches.

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

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

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

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

  14. 14. Retaining Wall Base (02:28)

    The most important part of a retaining wall is the base.

  15. 15. 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
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