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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. 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
  2. 2. Backyard Makeover (03:24)

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

  3. 3. Backyard Family Park (03:28)

    A danger-zone backyard becomes a shady, parklike setting for family fun.

  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. How to Build an Interlocking Wall System

    If you have a steep hill in your backyard, why not use it to your advantage?

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

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

  7. 7. 13 Trees and a Horseshoe Court (04:16)

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

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

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

  9. 9. Retaining Wall 101 (01:00)

    Here's how to build an easy retaining wall from pressure-treated lumber.

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

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

  11. 11. How to Build a Terraced Stone Retaining Wall

    If you have a disintegrating retaining wall, consider replacing it with a sloping stone wall.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  12. 12. 10 Things You Must Know About Retaining Walls

    Follow these DIY Network tips on building a retaining wall.

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

    An existing brick retaining wall inspires this romantic backyard makeover.

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

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

  15. 15. Magnificent Interlocking Wall (04:30)

    Build a stone retaining wall with an interlocking concrete-block system.

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