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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. Fencepost Hole Essentials (00:60)

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

  2. 2. Backfilling (02:12)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 8. Outdoor Den, Part 2 (03:19)

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

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

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

  10. 10. The Bodybuilder's Challenge (03:29)

    Jason and crew help a bodybuilder pump up his home's puny landsaping.

  11. 11. How To Construct a Retaining Wall

    Learn how to add structure to an outdoor space with a retaining wall.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 12. Pathways to Nowhere (03:26)

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

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

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

  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. How to Build a Block Retaining Wall

    Self-stacking concrete blocks make building a sturdy retaining wall a much simpler DIY project.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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