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.
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.
Plate compactor, concrete saw with diamond blade, skid loader, transit/site level.
Plate compactors, concrete saws, skid loaders and transit levels are very useful when building retaining walls. These are available at most equipment rental centers.
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