Added by on 2020-08-03

This small block retaining wall was built by me in one day. I have never built a concrete retaining wall before, but I was able to do this with no prior experience and you can too! I used landscape blocks you can find at any hardware store. This is meant to be a basic retaining wall – I didn’t use any fancy materials or unexpected processes to get the project done. Follow the steps in the video and you can get a small retaining wall made quickly! If you have questions let me know and I’ll be happy to help. Handyman Startup video I used for inspiration: #RetainingWall #SmallRetainingWall #BasicRetainingWall #RetainingWallBasics Related PostsHow to Build a Small Retaining Wall in a WeekendHow to Build a Block Retaining Wall | Mitre 10 Easy As DIYHow To Build a Retaining Wall (Step-by-Step)How to Build a Retaining wall (and why they Fail)How To Build a Small brick Garden Wall without Cement MortarHow to Build a Timber Retaining Wall – This Old House

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  • Welcome to the Woods 1 month ago

    I've gotten a couple questions on where to get materials, so here you go! (Affiliate Links)
    Paver Base:

    Retaining Wall Block:

    Drainage Rock:

  • Donna Barbour 1 month ago

    To chatty to start video

  • Sunil Vijayan 1 month ago

    Thank you! Well explained.

  • The Last Ghost Hunter 1 month ago

    Do you steel toe shoes to work with stones?

  • RICHARD PUGH 1 month ago

    Nice job! You aren't afraid to learn and work!

  • Trevor Regay 1 month ago

    wow…not bad…..I guess until you do something like this, it seems a daunting task……thanx for sharing!

  • 邪骨头 1 month ago

    Awesome job and great sharing. Thank you!

  • Monique Solanilla 1 month ago

    Great job.

  • Bud Colston 1 month ago

    Nice job

  • Kennedy Evans 1 month ago


  • Shizzy Deep 1 month ago

    You've inspired me to build my own wall.

  • Doudou The Badass 1 month ago

    given the way it is mounted the wall will have moved before 20 years.

  • Mauricio Flores 1 month ago

    Or you can be like me and become a stonemason.

  • Dan Blackburn 1 month ago

    WOW!!! Well done and looks great. Glad that you are not afraid to take on a house project. That's how you learn.

  • John Lennon 1 month ago

    You are amazing! NO GLOVES!!! I use work gloves for everything I do outside. Even mowing the lawn! Nice job and I just subscribed and rang the little bell too!

  • keebler6903 1 month ago

    As much as I like people attempting to do a DIY project, I also cringe when I see them do it wrong.When ever building a Retaining wall, never listen to the so called pros from places like Home Depo or Louis, they most likely have never really build a wall and are most likely not certified in building them.
    Where I see things done wrong here is the fact that you are building a wall next to a Drive way, you wall is not really rated to support the weight of the drive plus the weight of the vehicles that will be on it. For this you should have GeoGrid installed accost your drive to help prevent the wall block from moving the wall.
    Also your base material should be a 3/4" aggregate Road base no less then 6" deep, not a sand, if water ends up flowing under the wall that will all wash out and the wall will fail, you want water to flow between the wall blocks not under it also.

  • Diane Ernest 1 month ago

    Good job

  • Auto One 1 month ago

    Done incorrect

  • Derrick Perez 1 month ago

    Not.trying to be rude you did good job. But you should have put 8 inches of 5/8 minus gravel as your base… never build on dirt it will just settle and move. Also wrap your river rock in landscape fabric or it will get clogged with dirt and hydrostatic pressure will build up and push your wall over.. and will also need a14" concrete saw to cut the rows to mske the running bond pattern and leave the ends even.

  • Justin Skidmore 1 month ago

    Impressed, thanks for sharing…..seriously had a hard time following in the beginning of the video though….your smile is bright like the sun 🙂