The solid concrete blocks can be modified and configured to accommodate appliances and utility connections. One of the most popular backyard features for do-it-yourselfers is a fire pit surrounded by a patio and seat walls made from retaining wall units. A circular or square patio is built around a cast-iron fire ring, and matching seat walls ring the patio. It's a terrific project for someone who wants an affordable, easy-to-install backyard makeover. And Patio Town even sells a ready-to-install kit for a paver patio with a fire ring.
Stairs become part of the retaining wall in this beautiful series of tiered walls and gardens. Retaining wall units are stacked in tiers to make the stair's base pedestal. Stair treads are made from wall cap units, pavers or precast treads. The stairs can be fully inset into a wall or exposed on one or both sides. Stop in at Patio Town and see the full line of VERSA-LOK retaining walls and Willow Creek pavers.