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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 Build a Retaining Wall for a Campsite

    Learn how to use composite timbers to construct the retaining wall.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 2. The Bodybuilder's Challenge (20:01)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Lessons in Landscaping (00:06:13)

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

  8. 8. Curved Walls (01:10)

    Think a straight wall's easier to build than a curved one? Think again!

  9. 9. How to Build an Interlocking Wall System

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

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
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  10. 10. Pergola Seat Wall (02:41)

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

  11. 11. 10 Things You Must Know About Retaining Walls

    Follow these DIY Network tips on building a retaining wall.

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

    An existing brick retaining wall inspires this romantic backyard makeover.

  13. 13. Fencepost Hole Essentials (01:49)

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

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

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

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

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

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