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How to Build a Retaining Wall the Right Way without having to pay overpriced professionals to do it for you.

Working on home improvement projects yourself can save you thousands of dollars when done right. With these tips, you can learn how to build a retaining wall the right way in just one afternoon.

Provide plenty of drainage

Anyone with a strong back can stack up a bunch of blocks and build a pretty retaining wall. But it takes skill and planning to construct an attractive wall that can also handle immense pressure, shrug off the forces of gravity, stand for decades and laugh in the face of Mother Nature. That's the kind of wall we wanted to learn how to build with landscape retaining wall blocks, so we went to work with some hardworking hardscaping pros. They showed us that it's all about a solid base, proper…

Lay perforated drainage tubing at base Water-soaked soil is the worst enemy of retaining walls because it exerts enormous pressure behind the wall. Adding good drainage behind block or stone walls is crucial for long-lasting, bulge-free walls. Start by laying perforated plastic drainage tubing along the base of the wall slightly above ground level so it can drain to daylight. Slope the tubing about 1/4" per foot.

Adding walls and paths to your landscape transforms it into something truly special. Here's a collection of pro building tricks for easier, faster and better path and wall construction.

7 Common French Drain Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Over the years we've worked with hundreds if not thousands of home owners and contractors about proper French drain installation and what type of fabric material is best to use. Many of the calls are from frustrated folks needing to replace failed drainage systems. we've gathered together a list of the most common French Drain Mistakes, so you can avoid these common pitfalls.

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Putting green installation continues 🚧 Following the completion of the underground downspout drainage system, retaining wall construction for a raised planting bed, step construction leading from the existing patio (without treads yet), and the installation of the putting green base and surface, we are nearing the final stages!! Next up: surrounding french drainage system installation, fencing, and landscaping. Stay tuned, we're very excited to be finishing this project up 🤓⛳
Random sandstone slabs were used in the construction of this 74m long retaining wall in Cashmere near Joyner, Warner, Clear Mountain and Eatons Hill on the north-west outskirts of Brisbane. This engineer-designed wall replaces a failed concrete block retaining wall. The new boulder retaining wall reaches a maximum height of 3.9 metres. A drainage layer of crushed aggregate is included behind the boulders to relieve the hydrostatic pressure which can cause premature failure of retaining walls.
Healthy Lawn = Happy Home! New Sod Installation with Custom Built Retaining Wall, River Rock Stream Bed, Mulch Bed Installations and Planting
Solid Wall blocks are a innovative new landscaping tool that allows you to build a retaining wall, a planter or a water feature in a fraction of the time needed to build using traditional concrete blocks.

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