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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. Retaining Wall Replacement (03:55)

    Gino rebuilds a wall to widen a driveway and make more parking space.

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

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

  3. 3. Retaining Wall (02:29)

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

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

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

  5. 5. Rescuing the Retaining Wall (00:03:32)

    An unfinished retaining wall plays a key role in the Moss brothers' design.

  6. 6. 13 Trees and a Horseshoe Court (04:16)

    Gino rescues a couple who must plant 13 new trees and salvage a dead yard.

  7. 7. Adult Backyard Getaway (03:32)

    The crew helps two parents create a getaway right in their own backyard.

  8. 8. Fresh-Air Family Room (03:54)

    Dean and Derek create a fresh-air family room right off the indoor one.

  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Backyard Makeover (03:24)

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

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

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

  12. 12. Cottage Gem with Curb Appeal (07:24)

    Jason Cameron brings out the sledgehammer to shape up a shabby landscape.

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

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

  14. 14. Capstones (01:21)

    Jason shows how to make capstones fit perfectly on top of a retaining wall.

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

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

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