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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. Backyard Makeover (03:24)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  6. 6. Outdoor Den, Part 4 (06:42)

    Landscaping, a waterfall & wicker furniture provide the finishing touches.

  7. 7. Excavate for a Retaining Wall (01:03)

    Learn how to complete the excavating needed for building a retaining wall.

  8. 8. Retaining Wall Height (01:29)

    Your wall will hold back a lot of dirt, so height is a consideration.

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

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

  10. 10. Building a Decorative Stone Wall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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