Dear PoP – Retaining Walls and Room Dividing Walls

“Dear PoP,

We’re looking to re-do our front lawn, and to be consistent with the style of our block and the neighborhood, we’d like to re-build our mostly destroyed retaining wall at the front of our lawn.

I’ve attached a photo of what you’ll find to be a pretty ubiquitous retaining wall style throughout the whole area. I’m looking for 1) where I can find the materials to construct this and/or 2) names of contractors/landscapers who people in the neighborhood have used to do this work before.

Please help me keep our neighborhood’s style and character!”


“Dear PoP,

My friend and I are moving into a one bedroom apartment and we’re hoping to split it into two bedrooms with a fake wall. I know this is popular in NYC and many companies there put up these walls, but I’m not finding any in DC. Can you ask your readers if they know of any companies who set up fake walls and if they’re any good?”

Anyone know where you can purchase a good fake wall? Is it different from drywall? Is this like a pre-assembled wall that you just slip in?

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