Instructor-Led → Outdoor Oasis

How to Build a Retaining Wall

Building a retaining wall has many benefits from preventing flooding to creating an attractive landscape. Learn how to build a concrete block retaining wall, gabion wall or wood retaining wall for your home.

Save your yard from soil erosion, prevent flood damage, or create beautiful terraces by building a retaining wall. Retaining walls are also used to create property boundary markers, terraced gardens and to create more usable space on a hill. The experts at the Family Handyman can teach you how to build a concrete block retaining wall, gabion wall or wood retaining wall that will transform your landscaping.

In this online workshop you’ll learn:

How to properly prepare the ground for stable retaining walls.

Tips for incorporating drainage in a block retaining wall.

Expert tricks for laying blocks for a professional looking block retaining wall.

How to build a wood retaining wall with lightweight, off-the-shelf treated lumber.

How to build a modern gabion wall.

In this expert-led online workshop you’ll learn how to eliminate steep, difficult to mow slopes; create terrace landscaping and stop soil erosion with retaining walls.

This premium online workshop creates the experience of an in-person workshop but uses a flexible timeline that works around your busy schedule. That means you can log in and view each week’s content at whatever time works best for you.
  • Week 1
  • Mobile App
  • Introduction to Instructor-Led Courses
  • Meet Your Instructors
  • Week 1: Retaining Wall Basics
  • Week 1 Discussion
  • Week 2 7d
  • Week 2: How to Build a Retaining Wall
  • Week 2 Discussion
  • Course Completion and Next Steps
  • Congratulations!
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever