5 Interesting Walkout Basement Retaining Wall Ideas

If you’re interested in adding a walkout basement retaining wall, you have come to the right place. Welcome aboard!

We know this is something quite a few of us would like to achieve, so we thought we’d look through the internet, find some walkout basement retaining wall ideas, and put them together to make it easier for everyone.

Natural Boulder Wall

This boulder retaining wall adds natural beauty to the area. What’s more, boulder walls are great for drainage and erosion control while also being cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

Without any other artificial added structures, this boulder wall speaks for itself and adds an understated but dignified presence to the house. It also makes it organic and timeless.

Layered Segments

We love this segmental retaining wall made using bricks and combined to add a nice layering to the shape. It adds a nice finishing touch to the yard while also maintaining a natural and exposed look.

We also think that it works perfectly well with the sloped garden and pebbled floor. If you want something similar, this might be a great place to start.

Sturdy Support

This layered retaining wall is charming and useful as it helps support a nice little creek bed right next to it. With layered segments that slope off along the creek bed, this retaining wall adds sturdy support along with clean finishing.

The small lights installed along the wall also help illuminate the path for both aesthetic and functional purposes.

Secret Stairway

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This retaining wall hosts a stairway between it that leads to the basement. It adds an alluring and pleasing appeal to this space, making you feel like you are entering a secret (and literal) hole in the wall.

The sturdy stones set together complement the design of the staircase perfectly, adding to the charming cottage-in-the-woods appeal.

Circular Patio

This circular patio, made using retaining walls, seems to add a serene open space and structure to the area. With a staircase on its side, the entire setup flows seamlessly together.

The grey stone bricks of the wall add a nice touch as well as a subtle splash of color to the outdoor space while allowing the lawn and natural light to stand out.


You have now seen some extremely interesting retaining wall ideas for walkout basements. We love the range of options that are available in this list, and we hope you do too.

If you enjoyed these ideas and would like to go ahead with them, let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments below. You can also feel free to share this article with people you know so that they can find some helpful suggestions as well.