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Patio, Retaining Wall, Outdoor Fire Pit: The Order Of Things

Whether you’re buying a new home or renovating your existing home, a magnificent outdoor landscape is a must. At first glance, an outdoor renovation project might seem overwhelming. Where do you start? There are so many different options and combinations to choose from. First, do you want yard with a patio? What about a raised patio? What type of materials …

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Retaining Walls: How High Can You Go?

Retaining walls are found in the ancient archives of human history. They were used to alter the surrounding environments to control water and adjacent ground soil. They also defined boundaries and even served as barriers from invading outsiders. Today, retaining walls have withstood the test of time… And now the design—and purpose—of retaining walls is limited only by creativity and …

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Building A Retaining Wall? Start Here.

So, you finally decided to build that retaining wall you have always wanted. Or maybe you want to remove and replace an existing retaining wall… Great! But before you hire a designer, contractor or engineer, there are several things that should be considered first. Use the checklist below as an initial guide to help you understand all that goes into …

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Retaining Walls: Should You DIY?

Between HGTV and YouTube tutorials, everyone wants to be a DIY-er these days. And with a project like retaining walls, using manufactured interlocking blocks, doing-it-yourself can seem like child’s play. Of course, you will want to make sure you have the necessary tools on hand—or know which handy neighbor to borrow them from! You will need a shovel, rake, broom …

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Building Stairs Into Your Retaining Wall Design

Stairs can “Step-Up” a Design If you’re wanting to give a more “custom” feel to designs when you’re presenting landscaping plans to your customers, consider building stairs into your retaining wall design. Installing landscape stairs will go a long way toward increasing the usability of the yard while adding an attractive element of expression in an outdoor space. Before You …