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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. Pergola Seat Wall (02:41)

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

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

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

  3. 3. Retaining Wall Foundation (01:12)

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

  4. 4. Building a Timber Retaining Wall

    A retaining wall made with timber posts can add style and extra seating to your yard .

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  5. 5. Finishing a Retaining Wall (02:20)

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

  6. 6. Retaining Wall (02:29)

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

  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Rescuing the Retaining Wall (00:03:32)

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

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

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

  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Fencepost Hole Essentials (01:49)

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

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

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

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

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

  14. 14. Building a Decorative Stone Wall

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

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  15. 15. Incredibly Lush Landscape (06:30)

    This makeover turns a neighborhood eyesore into a new lush landscape.

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