Your Guide to Building a Retaining Wall

Building a retaining wall for your yard may sound simple, but if it is not done right, it won't last and it won't do its job. Fortunately, there's professional grade help available out there for free. One such resource is the This Old House YouTube channel. They have posted this informative video on building timber retaining walls. Be sure to watch for the most authoritative expertise available, and continue reading to learn more.

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  1. How much will it cost?
    If you don't have an accurate estimate on the final product, you won't be able to budget for it properly.
  2. What materials will be used?
    Not all woods are created equal. You need the right kind of wood for the present ground conditions that meet your needs.
  3. How do I maintain my retaining wall?
    Retaining walls will last many years, but to get the most use out of it and keep it looking sharp, proper maintenance is needed.
  4. How long will it last?
    Any well-built retaining wall will last for a long time. But the materials and construction methods used will make a difference

If your local retaining wall companies can answer these questions, you'll be well on your way to getting competitive service. Be sure to check out the This Old House YouTube channel, and subscribe for more helpful home improvement information.