Learn how to build a retaining wall or a standalone privacy wall using wall blocks
Walls can serve many purposes, whether for decorative, privacy or retaining purposes. Learn how to build a retaining wall or a freestanding wall using wall blocks with this step-by-step guide.
Tip: For maximum stability, install the base wall blocks on a crushed gravel base about halfway below ground
What You Need
HOW TO BUILD A PRIVACY WALL
• Dig out an area about 7 inches deep, and twice as wide as the width of the wall blocks.
• Use a hand tamper to pack down the remaining soil.
HOW TO BUILD A RETAINING WALL
• Keep building the wall, checking the level frequently, until it reaches the desired height.