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Lay perforated drainage tubing at base Water-soaked soil is the worst enemy of retaining walls because it exerts enormous pressure behind the wall. Adding good drainage behind block or stone walls is crucial for long-lasting, bulge-free walls. Start by laying perforated plastic drainage tubing along the base of the wall slightly above ground level so it can drain to daylight. Slope the tubing about 1/4 in. per foot.
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When building a retaining wall, lay perforated drainage tubing at the base of the wall slightly above ground level so runoff can drain out without undermining your wall
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terraced steps -- just what I want in Vermont behind the house, off he deck.
Retaining wall...someday I would love this behind our house
Retaining Walls, so beautiful! That is a cool retainer wall. Could be a great fence for a yard too.
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Rising retaining wall...a great way to accentuate a flower bed.
Steps and Retaining walls needn't be boring by anniesannuals, via Flickr
Ground cover - Perennial - Snow in Summer Cerastium. A carpet of woolly foliage is topped with crisp white flowers. Grows in full sun to 4 to 6 inches in height and spreads 15 to 18 inches. Hardy to ( - 40) Blooms from late spring to summer.
Beautiful ground cover
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