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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 82 Retaining Walls Projects

  1. 1. Fencepost Hole Essentials (01:49)

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

  2. 2. How To Cover a Stone Wall

    See how a railroad-tie retaining wall gets a new facing of stylish stonework.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 3. Finishing Caps (00:58)

    A retaining wall may look complete, but it's not done till the cap is on.

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

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

  5. 5. Retaining Walls 101 (02:51)

    Ahmed shows how to build an easy and affordable wooden retaining wall.

  6. 6. Backfilling (02:12)

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

  7. 7. Backyard Makeover (03:24)

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

  8. 8. A Paver Walkway on a Slope (02:58)

    A house built on a slope is in serious need of professional help.

  9. 9. 13 Trees and a Horseshoe Court (04:16)

    Gino rescues a couple who must plant 13 new trees and salvage a dead yard.

  10. 10. 10 Things You Must Know About Retaining Walls

    Follow these DIY Network tips on building a retaining wall.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Planning a Retaining Wall (00:53)

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

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