Building a Retaining Wall: What you'll need for a structure with staying power

A well-built retaining wall has many benefits: structures are protected from soil eroding either away from or toward their foundations, the integrity and features of the landscape are preserved, and new outdoor rooms for leisure and recreation are created. The style, materials and construction you choose will depend on the terrain you're dealing with, but the basic ingredients and considerations stand solid across most types of retaining walls. Here's where to begin: