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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 80 Retaining Walls Projects

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

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

  2. 2. How to Build a Dry-Stack Stone Retaining Wall

    A dry-stack stone retaining wall not only holds back the earth, it adds beauty to a landscape.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 3. Party Porch and Patio (00:03:13)

    Paul's posh tastes may take his front-yard entertaining space over budget.

  4. 4. Backyard Makeover (03:24)

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

  5. 5. Magnificent Interlocking Wall (04:30)

    Build a stone retaining wall with an interlocking concrete-block system.

  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Retaining Wall Foundation (01:12)

    DIY Network shows how to install the foundation row for a retaining wall.

  8. 8. 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
  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. Planning a Retaining Wall (00:53)

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

  11. 11. Curved Walls (01:10)

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

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

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

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

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

  14. 14. Outdoor Den, Part 1 (05:46)

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

  15. 15. How to Build a Retaining Wall (05:56)

    Here's what you need to know about building retaining walls.

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