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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. How To Build a Retaining Wall with a Terrace

    Integrate stone steps and a stone retaining wall into a challenging backyard slope to make the space more usable.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5,000 - $10,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 2. Baseball Backyard Bar (01:22)

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

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

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

  4. 4. How To Construct a Retaining Wall

    Learn how to add structure to an outdoor space with a retaining wall.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Rescuing a Marine's Yard (03:58)

    The neighbors' yards are threatening to outflank this Marine's property.

  7. 7. Planning a Retaining Wall (00:53)

    Get instructions on how to measure and plan out a wooden retaining wall.

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

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

  9. 9. Colonial Hillside Redo (20:01)

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

  10. 10. Incredibly Lush Landscape (06:30)

    This makeover turns a neighborhood eyesore into a new lush landscape.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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