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Build a retaining wall to enhance the look of your landscaping.

  1. How to Build Retaining Walls Stronger

    We'll show you how to build an attractive retaining wall that's firm, solid and will stand the test of time. It features a solid base, compacted base material and good drainage. The masonry wall looks great from the front, too, and will enhance the look of your yard.

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  1. How to Choose the Right Retaining Wall Material

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    Learn about and compare natural stone, wood timber and stacked concrete block retaining wall systems. The article shows installation methods and discusses advantages of each material.

  2. How to Build a Retaining Wall

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    Instead of using stone or timbers, make an attractive, long-lasting retaining wall from pressure-treated 2x4s, plywood and trim boards. Construction is fast and simple, and the materials are much lighter to work with.

  3. How to Choose Modular Concrete Block

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    Modular concrete blocks for retaining walls and garden projects are available in a huge range of styles and prices. This article surveys the choices and explains the options.

  4. How to Build a Treated-Wood Retaining Wall

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    Eliminate steep, difficult to mow slopes, stop erosion and create attractive planting beds with an easy to assemble wood retaining wall. It uses lightweight materials to create a strong durable wall. It uses standard treated dimensional lumber. You can easily adapt it to your site. And you can preassemble much of it in your garage!

  5. How to Build a Concrete Block Retaining Wall

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    A concrete block retaining wall is the perfect solution to control erosion, to eliminate a hard-to-mow slope, to add a planting bed, or to level an ideal patio area. These systems are easy to install, durable, reasonably priced and available in a variety of colors and textures. This article shows you how to install one in a weekend.

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