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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. Outdoor Den (06:08)

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

  2. 2. Building a Decorative Stone Wall

    This DIY Basic will provide tips on building a decorative stone wall.

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  3. 3. 10 Things You Must Know About Retaining Walls

    Follow these DIY Network tips on building a retaining wall.

  4. 4. Fencepost Hole Essentials (00:60)

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

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

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

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

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

  7. 7. Outdoor Den, Part 2 (03:19)

    Follow the construction as the paver patio anchors this outdoor den.

  8. 8. Retaining Wall - sponsored (00:01:00)

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  9. 9. Backyard Makeover (03:24)

    The Andersons hope to gain home equity with a $34,000 backyard makeover.

  10. 10. Traditional Brick Patio Design (00:03:40)

    An existing brick retaining wall inspires this romantic backyard makeover.

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

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

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

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

  13. 13. Retaining Wall Height (01:29)

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

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

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

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

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

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