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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. Backfilling (02:12)

    Proper backfilling is one of the keys to building a strong retaining wall.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  6. 6. Retaining Wall Materials (01:58)

    There are any number of types of materials available for retaining walls.

  7. 7. New Yard for Bungalow Charmer (06:46)

    Watch as the owners of this vintage bungalow completely revamp their yard.

  8. 8. Build a Retaining Wall (05:16)

    Susie Coelho demonstrates the steps in building a boulder retaining wall.

  9. 9. Mountain Retreat in the City (03:38)

    A couple gets a yard redo that's more mountain retreat than urban backyard.

  10. 10. Party Porch and Patio (00:03:13)

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

  11. 11. Multilevel Backyard Retreat (00:03:41)

    Retaining walls help turn a bare hill into a beautiful multilevel refuge.

  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Outdoor Den, Part 2 (03:19)

    Follow the construction as the paver patio anchors this outdoor den.

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

    An existing brick retaining wall inspires this romantic backyard makeover.

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

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

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