July 1, 2014

Don’t Come to the Party without All the Right Tools – Building Your Own Retaining Wall

tools for building retaining walls
So you have decided to build a retaining wall and want to do it yourself?  Fantastic!  Building your own retaining walls can be easy and with just a few simple steps and some careful planning your yard will have a whole new landscape.  One thing you may want to think about before you begin is whether or not you have all the tools you need to complete the job.  There is nothing worse than being knee-deep into a project and having to stop, run to the store and buy something or rent some equipment you did have or budget for.


Hand Tools
Safety glasses, gloves, dust mask, ear protection, knee pads, 4’ level, torpedo level, tape measure, string line, chisel, hand tamper, dead blow hammer, shims, broom, round and square shovel.

Power Tools
Plate compactor, concrete saw with diamond blade, skid loader, transit/site level.

Rental Equipment
Plate compactors, concrete saws, skid loaders and transit levels are very useful when building retaining walls. These are available at most equipment rental centers.

And Don’t Leave Home Without These
Design/Estimating AppsInstallation Guides  to help design and build your brand new landscape.  Now you can go to your own wall building party with all the tools you need to get the job done right!