curved built-in bench in retaining wall.  I like the shape, but would chose different materials.

curved built-in bench in retaining wall. I like the shape, but would chose different materials.

Retaining wall, bluestone capped seating wall was created using natural fieldstone to give the appearance of a stone stacked wall that was built long ago.

Retaining wall, bluestone capped seating wall was created using natural fieldstone to give the appearance of a stone stacked wall that was built long ago.

This is what I would replace the railroad ties with in the back yard...if I won the lottery. :-)

This is what I would replace the railroad ties with in the back yard...if I won the lottery. :-)

Add cap blocks to the top row of a block or stone retaining wall. You can add a layer of masonry adhesive to hold them in place, then back fill. Or you can backfill as you go, then add the cap. Either way, it provides a nice finished look, much like edging added to a paver patio.

10 Things You Must Know About Retaining Walls

Add cap blocks to the top row of a block or stone retaining wall. You can add a layer of masonry adhesive to hold them in place, then back fill. Or you can backfill as you go, then add the cap. Either way, it provides a nice finished look, much like edging added to a paver patio.

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