To create a retaining wall all you need to do is follow these simple steps. To begin you will need to get many interlocking wall blocks and either sand or concrete. The first step is to plot and measure the retaining wall's size and shape. Use your measurements to figure out t ...more
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The procedure was adopted to build a waterfall in Oregon Coast Garden Center, Wald-port. 1. A level pad was cut to arrange the first row of blocks 2. 3 rows of retaining wall block was set in the desired shape. 3. The inside of the structure is covered with landscape fabric fo ...more
This video tutorial shows you how to build a retaining wall system with an outside 90 degree wall. This how-to video is a must-watch for everyone in the building and construction business.
This video tutorial shows you how to build a retaining wall system with another wall inside it at a 90 degree angle. This video is a must-watch for eveyone in the construction business.
This video tutorial shows you how to add a cap to a retaining wall system. Always start capping from the lowest elevation of the retaining wall. This how-to video is a must-watch for everyone in the construction business.
Are you interested in learning how to construct an anchor wall? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to build an Anchor Retaining Wall System. This a must-watch for everyone in the construction business.
This video tutorial shows you how to add steps to a retaining wall system. This video is a must-watch for everyone in the construction business.
This video tutorial shows you how build a retaining wall system with an outside radius curve. This how-to video is a must-watch for everyone in the building and construction business.
This video tutorial shows you how to keep a running bond in a retaining wall system. This video is a must-watch for everyone in the building and construction business.
This video tutorial shows you how build a retaining wall system with an inside radius curve. This video is a must-watch for everyone in the construction business.
This video tutorial shows you how to build a retaining wall system with a fence application. This video is a must-watch for everyone in the construction business.
This video tutorial shows you how to build a retaining wall system with a guard rail application. This video is a must-watch for everyone in the construction business.
Terrace walls are an attractive option for steep grades. This video tutorial shows you how to build a terraced retaining wall system. This how-to video is a must-watch for everyone in the construction business.
In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to build a landscape retaining wall in a weekend. This video is from www.allanblock.com. You can do it by using the Europa collection from Allanblock. Get the installation details and the location of the nearest dealer fr ...more
Thinking about building a small retaining wall in your backyard? Retaining walls are a great way to prevent the advance of plants, dirt, or water in your backyard. In this video, learn the basics of building a retaining wall.
Looking to do some work on your front or backyard? Installing a retaining wall is the easiest way to get a different look and make your landscaping look pro! In this video, learn everything you need to know about how to install a retaining wall.
In this installment of home improvement do-it-yourself videos, brought to you by Lowe's, host Mike Kraft, one of Lowe's home improvement experts, demonstrates a landscaping technique that shows you how to create a retaining wall with interlocking wall blocks, that features a r ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to build a retaining wall. Steps: 1 Dig into hillside 2 ft. back from face of retaining wall. 2 Stretch a level line between wood stakes to establish the wall height. 3 Dig out dirt along base of wall to accommodate 6 inches o ...more
In this video you will learn how to build a retaining wall to flatten a sloped lawn. He says that if someone wants to garden but their yard is sloped and they know they can't do it, they should know that this is a lot of work. So be prepared to dedicate a lot of time and effor ...more
Patti the Garden Girl shows her viewers how to install a retaining wall in her urban garden. Garden Soxx is a product that will allow you to make a retaining wall in your garden that will prevent and fix any erosion problem you may have in your yard. After making a small shelf ...more
Do you want to level a steep slope on your property or enclose an area for a decorative garden? Building a concrete block retaining wall is easier than you may think. The concrete blocks used in this project interlock and require no mortar for constructing a pleasant, stepped ...more
Form, function and finesse transform seemingly simple stacked retaining walls into works of art and true engineering marvels. We'll show you how to make “rock stars” out of slabs of stone that hold soil from sliding down slippery slopes. Build a retaining wall. Click through t ...more
This video tutorial shows how to paint and install a brick arch retaining wall on the layout of toy model train tracks. Video: .
This video describes the easy process of building a garden retaining wall. First you will need to map out your area for your wall with strings and dig your trench for your stones. You will be filling the trench with gravel to hold your stones in place. Make sure to pack to gra ...more
Chris from Backyard Gardening shows us how to build a raised island garden bed with retaining wall bricks. After drawing out the markings on the soil with spray paint, he loosened the sod with a special sod-cutting tool, which makes it easier to remove. Using a flat shovel ( ...more
This video shows us how to build a gravity wall with Allen Blocks. In order to do this, place blocks on top of the base course. You want to make sure that the bottom notch is tight against the front lip of the blocks underneath. Sliding them into place removes any present debr ...more
Darren Baensch from the HOW TO Channel shows you step-by-step how to build a concrete block retaining wall, a popular feature of modern homes. Learn the the three stages of concrete block retaining wall construction while being apprised of common pitfalls in this short tutoria ...more
Learn how to build walls with Allan Block in this video tutorial. See how to build two-sided patio walls for your landscape, which is a patterned retaining wall, made with Allan Blocks.
Check out these three videos on how to design, prepare, and implement landscape projects for your home with Pavestone. First, see how to build a home patio with Pavestone Paver Stones, with a little help from some gloves, safety glasses, a wheelbarrow, wooden 2x4's, sledgeham ...more
In this episode of Southwest Yard and Garden Curtis Smith shows you how to turn a steep slope into a usable garden. By building walls along the slope using serpentine designs he shows you how to obtain a compromise of both strength and artistic design. Starting with a good con ...more
Hmmm... looks like this place could do with a lick of paint. If you are decorating, you may want to remove the radiator to decorate behind it. Not sure how to do it? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to temporarily remove a radiator for interior decorating. Step 1: You W ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to fix a bathtub drain stopper. Steps: 1. Remove the two screws holding the trip lever plate to the tub wall. Put screws in safe place, so they don’t fall down the drain. 2. Grasp the trip lever plate and carefully pull out t ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to vent a bathroom fan. Steps:1. Screw the humidifier to a wall near the furnace. 2. Cut away insulation from the duct using a utility knife. 3. Position the hole-cutting template onto side of duct. 4. Drill pilot hole through ...more
It's fun to be out in warm weather cutting big timbers and doing a project that sees quick, upward progress. In this video, you'll find instructions for building a post and plank-style retaining wall. This post-and-plank retaining system is based on the way seawalls (or bulkhe ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to build a backyard patio. First, determine the location keeping in mind other buildings and landscape features. There should be a retaining wall around the patio so measure out all the different dimensions. Position a cap block at the highest ce ...more
This video tutorial shows you how to install a glass vessel sink or countertop. First you need to make sure that the glass vessel sink or countertop has all of the pieces needed and that none of the pieces are scratched or broken. You then need to place the mouthing ring on th ...more
Changing a toilet is really not the dirty and difficult job that you would imagine. Start by turning the water off using the valve that is located on the wall. Empty the tank by flushing the toilet and holding up the drain valve. Soak up the excess water with a sponge. Disconn ...more
First of all put a bucket under the trap. Now use your hand to loosen the handle of the PVC type trap. Loosen both the two plastic nuts on the ends. Remove the nuts that are holding to the drain pipe. Now when you remove this trap from the drain pipe a little dirty water comes ...more
Does your back yard need some updating? If so then it is time to get rid of the crumbling stone retaining wall. Build a stone retaining wall with an interlocking concrete-block system. Interlocking concrete-block is much more aesthetically pleasing and last much longer. Watch ...more
This instructional gardening video demonstrates how to build three tiered walls into a slope to create a flowing curved garden. If you are gardening on a slope, you may want to build small walls to create level gardening areas. Use local stones to provide a rustic, natural loo ...more
I know it seems a little redundant to post this when I've already posted a video, but it is kind of hard to get more than a vague idea from the video alone. I hope this sheds a little more light on the subject. I'm sure it also seems like I'm beating this idea to death, but th ...more
Sometimes I forget that I'm also a fiction writer, so I thought it might be a nice change of pace to share one of my stories with you. I wrote this piece awhile ago for an anthology that never came together and I'm tired of just sitting on it. It's one of the more odd stories ...more
I was in college, and my 15-inch Sony Vaio laptop was my prized possession. It was my first PC and probably the most important thing I brought with me to my dorm — it was both how I completed my assignments and my primary source of entertainment. How could it turn its back on ...more
Jennifer Hopkins. She's a swimmer, a cycling master and a superstar runner— she's an Ironwoman. She's also a victim of multiple sclerosis, lupus and myasthenia gravis, three rare autoimmune diseases that would ruin the best of us. But Jennifer Hopkins keeps fighting and is cu ...more
I feel sorry for all of you homeowners stuck in snow right now. The snowy, blizzard conditions effecting most of the country is causing some serious headaches across our nation. And it's not just the cold weather I'm talking about. I'm talking about ice dams— something that mo ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to troubleshoot a leaky shower. Steps: 1. Cover shower drain with rag to prevent dropped screws from falling down the drain. 2. Remove handle from shower valve. 3. Unscrew escutcheon plate from the shower valve. 4. Inspect rea ...more
Chinese food is delicious, but it isn't very healthy and can be quite expensive. In this video, Betty adds a Southern touch to a traditional Asian dish and makes vegetables with a soy sauce gravy. The veggies are good for you and filling, and the gravy gives them a nice, heart ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a utility sink. Steps: 1. Turn off water 2. Cut section from existing drain pipe and install a new Wye-fitting 3. Assemble PVC pipe and fittings for new drain/vent system 4. Glue drain/vent system to existing vent s ...more
About a quarter of a million homes sustain damage from broken pipes every winter. Here's how to avoid a similar fate. Watch this video to learn how to prevent pipes from freezing. You Will Need * A pipe insulator * Caulk Step 1. Attend to outdoor hoses Unhook, drain, and s ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a mini-split air conditioner. Steps: 1. Lay pad on ground, check for level, then set condenser unit on top of pad. 2. Use 1 ½-inch hole saw to drill hole through house for refrigerant line. 3. Feed refrigerant line ...more
Start by putting tile backer board tape on all the joints on the wall board and then put mortar over the backer board tape. Let the mortar dry and then you can begin the tile job. Install a ledger board at the base of the shower stall about one tile high. Draw some vertical an ...more
How to change the outdrive gear fluid on your boat. Eddie first want you to get the proper tools for this project which include a flat screw driver, hammer, a slap hammer, the right fluid for your boat ( this can be found in the owner’s manual), and pump to pump the fluid to t ...more
Need to remove and replace a broken sink? Do it yourself with help from this home improvement tutorial hosted by Ron Hazleton. Learn how to disconnect the water and drain lines and garbage disposal, then how to remove and replace the sink basket, install a new faucet, and inst ...more
The USDA recommends that adults eat 2 to 3 cups of vegetables a day. Make it easier to enjoy the taste of fresh garden vegetables year round by freezing them. You Will Need: * A vegetable blanching timetable * A large kettle * A wire basket or mesh bag * Ice water * A colander ...more
Glass is one of the least reactive substances known to chemistry. It is the standard container material for almost all lab chemicals because it's so inert. But there are a couple of substances that have strong reactions with glass. Sodium hydroxide, aka solid drain cleaner or ...more
In this video, you'll learn how to field dress a deer. Put on gloves. Use Ozark trail hunting knife for dressing the deer. Place deer on its back, head facing away from you. Starting from the anus, split the deer up the middle to the chest. Use left had to prevent cutting or n ...more
Phantom loads are what happens when you leave electronic devices plugged in when they are not in use. Even if you do not have your electronics turned on, they are still putting out an electric charge. These phantom loads can be prevented with a few simple changes. In this tut ...more
This is a do-it-yourself video of how to unclog your sink when it is clogged up. First plug the sink stopper so that no water flows into the drain. Now place a bucket below the U-bend and remove the bend by rotating the coupler. If there is any water in the bend it will fall i ...more
Harry shows ways to fix common garbage disposal problems. First he shows if it hums use a crowbar to break free what is stuck. If you flip the switch and nothing happens it may be the red reset button on the bottom has popped out. He enplanes it may even be a bad wall switch o ...more
In this video Lolicup Inc. show us how to make Boba. The ingredients include : 10 Cups of water, half cup of honey, half cup of dark brown sugar and 2 cups of Boba. Utensils required are a drainer, a large pot, a bowl for the sugar water and a timer, which is very important. T ...more