Installing a Retaining Wall
If you want to level a steep slope or enclose an area or provide an element to your landscaping, consider installing a retaining wall. With a little effort and rented tools – saving you time and money, you can create a beautifully landscaped area that is easy to maintain. The finished product looks complicated, but the project is quite simple, requires minimal equipment rental and can be completed in just a weekend.
Start by laying out your design and map the path of the wall. Determine the wall’s height and use a rented laser transit to check the elevation. Next, with a skidsteer from your local rental store, dig into the hill and level the dirt. A rented backhoe can be used to dig the trench for the foundation of the wall. Layer gravel and tamp with a plate compactor to create an even and sturdy base.
Place the first row of stone and make sure it’s level. Install additional rows and backfill once the wall is a few rows high. Corner pieces can be trimmed with a cut-off saw from your rental store, create your own capstone and your wall is complete. Add your preference in landscaping options and enjoy!
For an informational video on how to install a retaining wall, click here