How to Choose the Right Retaining Wall Material

Learn the pros and cons of stone, wood and concrete block retaining walls

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Wheelbarrow
  • Spade
  • Level
  • Circular saw
  • Safety glasses

Mason's hammer, Masonry chisel

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Gravel
  • Landscape fabric
  • Stone, concrete block or wood timbers