Building a Retaining Wall

Retaining walls are used to prevent erosion. Building a retaining wall isn’t too complicated, however, if you don’t feel comfortable doing it on your own, you can contact a landscaping company. In this article, we are going to take a look at the steps for building a retaining wall.


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The first step of the process requires you to plan out where the wall will be placed. This means that you should mark the ground in some way so you know where to build. Keeping a string on the ground will give you a nice visual when it comes time to install the wall.

After you have marked the ground you can start digging. The base of the retaining wall will be a couple of inches into the ground. Doing this will ensure that the entire wall is stable.

Into the trench that you have made you must add a base layer of material before you lay the bricks. Gravel or other crushed stone is a great base. When the bricks are on top of the gravel or stone they will not move as much as if they were directly on the soil.

Finally, you can start laying your bricks down to complete the retaining wall.

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