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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. How to Build a Boulder Retaining Wall

    Boulder retaining walls are not only functional, they're timeless and beautiful as well.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  2. 2. Party Porch and Patio (00:03:13)

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

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

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

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

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

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Backyard Makeover (03:24)

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

  8. 8. Baseball Backyard Bar (01:22)

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

  9. 9. Retaining Wall Base (02:28)

    The most important part of a retaining wall is the base.

  10. 10. Dry Foundations (00:47)

    If the retaining wall ties into the house's foundation, caulking is a must.

  11. 11. How To Build a Patio and Retaining Wall

    This courtyard-style patio is surrounded by retaining walls and long planters. A puzzle-like arrangement of flat stones between the pat...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  12. 12. Retaining Wall Materials (00:39)

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

  13. 13. Pathways to Nowhere (03:26)

    Gino tackles a yard that's filled with garbage and pathways to nowhere.

  14. 14. Outdoor Den (06:08)

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

  15. 15. Newlyweds on the Block (20:00)

    Newlyweds put an end to the neighbors' complaints about their yard.

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