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www.homebuildingandrepairs.com/fences/index.html Click on this link to learn more about your retaining walls, building and home repairs. ... Watch this video if you're looking for some better ideas for constructing a wood retaining wall, to hold back some of the dirt, on your hillside slopes. If you're interested ... weekofhorror To answer your question simply, wood rots and I've seen practically every type of treated wood rot when it's exposed to too much moisture.


pressure treated wood Timbers. If you prefer we will build your retaining wall structure with 6”x6”x8' pressure treated timbers spiked or screwed together with timber lock screws. Durable pressure treated retaining walls built to last. See some of our project photos at: ...


Having to Replace Original retaining wall that sits on top of a Steel Culvert Pipe in the Ditch.. The Ditch has 45' banks on bothsides , stretches 12ft. and stands 4 1/2ft. the centre point.. The R/W holds back 2" & 5/8 stone.. We're looking into using that new Micro Pro Sienna treated wood ?? Just what Design / Method whether all 6x6 layed horizontally or 2x6 Planking with Steel Fence Posts sunk 5ft. in the ground to support the R/W ??


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In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to construct a wood-timber retaining wall to create a play area. Steps: 1. Set up wooden stakes and nylon strings to represent the height and perimeter of the retaining wall. 2. Stretch another level line near ground to represent the top of the first course of landscaping timbers. 3. Dig a 12-inch-deep trench around perimeter of retaining wall. 4. Use a hand tamper to compact the bottom of the trench. 5. Add about 6 ...


Tiebacks. All retaining walls should lean into the hill 1 inch for every 12 inches of height. Timber walls 4 feet or higher should be tied to the hillside with "dead men" anchors (6-foot-long, T-shaped tiebacks buried in the hillside) attached to the wall every 8 feet, extending 6 feet back to a 2-foot-wide T-bar. Material. Use 8-foot-long, 6x6-inch pressure-treated wood designated "For Ground Contact," and have all materials delivered. Pin the first tier of timbers to the ground ...


I love building retaining walls. It's fun to be out in warm weather cutting big timbers and doing a project that sees quick, upward progress. However, the standard stack of horizontal 6-by-6′s wasn't a design that worked for me, so when it came time to design a wall for my own yard, I went looking for something with a little more texture and style but with the same mass and power as a standard style wall. I found it, and all it took was standing those 6-by-6′s on their ...


Connect the stakes with a string and adjust until it is level (images 1 and 2). Excavate the bottom of the slope to create a level base for the wall. Dig a foundation trench for the first row of timbers (image 3). Make the trench about 8 inches deep. The base of the retaining wall should be half the wall's height. So, in our case, 1 foot wide for a 2-foot high wall (image 4). Tamp to a level base. One of the keys to a successful wall is a leveled foundation. Use a level placed on top of a timber to ...