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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. Baseball Backyard Bar (01:22)

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

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

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

  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Building a Retaining Wall (03:35)

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

  5. 5. Baby-Safe Landscape (00:03:49)

    Parents-to-be get a new landscape with a baby-carriage-friendly walkway.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. 9. Triple Decker Retaining Walls (04:00)

    We build three tiered walls into a slope to create a flowing curved garden.

  10. 10. How To Build a Retaining Wall

    A retaining wall is a great way to differentiate space in a yard. Here's how to build one.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Finishing a Retaining Wall (02:20)

    Add the finishing touches to a retaining wall with these DIY Network tips.

  13. 13. Outdoor Den (06:08)

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

  14. 14. How to Build a Terraced Stone Retaining Wall

    If you have a disintegrating retaining wall, consider replacing it with a sloping stone wall.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  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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