Retaining walls involve special planning, from start to finish and are one home improvement project that really do require a professional. Local building codes need to be met, soil conditions assessed, and effects beyond your property line need to be considered. Excavation, drainage plans, and the materials themselves make it smart to retain a professional to build your wall.
About Tom Kraeutler
Tom is the Host, Founder and Chief Home Improvement Evangelist of The Money Pit. He is a hands-on home improvement broadcast journalist and the kind of guy homeowners want to call at midnight -- when their basement floods!
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