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To build a retaining wall, gather materials, plan the wall's layout, dig a trench, stack the blocks, and then backfill. If the wall requires a water runoff pipe, install this before the backfill. More »

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To build a concrete retaining wall, obtain permits, prepare the area, level the base, build the wall and back fill with crushed rock. Finish the top of the retaining wall with cap blocks. More »

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A stackable retaining wall is a landscaping element made from stackable objects, such as bricks, concrete blocks or stones. Stackable retaining walls reduce soil erosion and add visual interest to the landscape. More »

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Building a brick retaining wall involves digging a trench for the wall's footing, installing the wall footing and laying brick rows. Cleaning the brick faces with a wire brush completes the process. More »

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To build a concrete block retaining wall, dig a trench, stack and secure the concrete blocks, and add capstones. This procedure takes about two days and requires a measuring tape, wooden planks, gravel, sand, concrete bl... More »

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Edging blocks are placed around the perimeter of a lawn or garden after digging a small trench around the perimeter. There are many edging blocks to use, including concrete, brick and stone. More »

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The key to building a low-cost retaining wall is finding inexpensive but durable materials. Although not as long-lasting as stone or concrete versions, wooden retaining walls often cut the cost of construction significan... More »

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