Tag Archives: diy retaining wall

Kate Sparks’ small retaining wall idea

Kate Sparks’ pool reveal highlights what you can achieve with a bit of creativity and determination. Wanting to make the most of their DIY project’s remaining retaining panels, Kate and her husband had the clever idea to create a small retaining wall. Not only did the wall save costs, but it also gave the pool…

What is a retaining wall?

If you have a sloping block, you may be asking, ‘what is a retaining wall and do I need one?’ Unearth whether ModularWalls retaining solutions will help solve issues of uneven ground, a steep block or help create a tiered garden. What is a retaining wall? As per the dictionary, a retaining wall is ‘a wall for…

DIY fence installation: pros & cons

DIY fence installation can be a very satisfying project. But are you prepared for all that’s involved? Discover the pros and cons of a do-it-yourself fencing project from cost-saving, design freedom, time constraints, tools and possible mistakes. If a ModularWalls DIY fence is right for you, then we are here to help every step of…

5 Cascading plants for retaining walls

If considering a garden makeover with a retaining wall, then a few cascading plants are a must. Not only do they look great, but they will also give a sense of an established garden. While there are countless options available, the following five cascading plants are just a few we’ve found that are hardy and…

Top 6 retaining wall construction mistakes

Correct retaining wall selection and installation is crucial to ensure your modular retaining wall will withstand the test of time. All too often, retaining walls have incorrect drainage, incorrect panels or no waterproofing! So, to help ensure a seamless retaining process, we’ve listed the Top 6 Retaining Wall Construction Mistakes so that you can avoid…

Top 4 considerations before buying a modular retaining wall

If you’ve heard about modular retaining walls but are still, ‘on the fence’ about whether it’s the right solution for your retaining wall project, look no further. Here are four retaining wall benefits you may not have considered. Case Study: Kate Sparks transforms entire outdoor area using DIY retaining walls Modular retaining wall seamless integration…

Elise and Matt — The Block 2019 review their DIY pool wall!

Watch the backyard renovation journey of Elise and Matt from The Block 2019, as they install and review their DIY VogueWall pool wall! Backyard renovations are full of surprises; some wonderful, some challenging. A brick retaining wall crumbling? Challenging. Adding a brand-new retaining wall to the expenses list? Challenging. Having to excavate heavy brick pillars…

Kate Sparks reveals backyard reno & DIY retaining walls

Kate Sparks of Kate Sparks Design (formerly Little Dwellings), and her husband have been chipping away on their ambitious backyard renovation. Now, Kate is ready to reveal their stunning outdoor area; and we can barely believe what they created with our DIY retaining walls! In fact, this is by far one of the most impressive…