How Do You Build A Retaining Wall With Landscape Timbers?

Answer:

Steps

  1. Purchase your landscape timbers, steel rod (rebar), and landscape spikes (giant nails). …
  2. Start with the lowest elevation for building your retaining wall. …
  3. Anchor the row into the ground. For this drill a hole 6" from each end of the timber, and for the 8′ piece, one in the center.
  4. Begin the edge walls. The retaining wall is designed like a giant ‘U’, with the edges of the ‘U’ keying in to the soil and holding the main wall …

Fixing Wood Retaining Wall


Building a timber retaining wall and flower box driveway entry.


Retaining Wall Build Underway!


Frequently Asked Questions

How do you build a retaining wall with lumber?

  1. Materials. (4) two-by-six pressure-treated lumber boards, each 8 feet long. ...
  2. Cut Back the Slope. With your shovel, dig about 2 feet back into the slope. ...
  3. Mark the Other Post Locations. ...
  4. Dig the Post Holes. ...
  5. Add the Gravel to the Holes. ...
  6. Pour the Concrete. ...
  7. Add Gravel Under the Wall Location. ...
  8. Install the Boards.

Does a Timber retaining wall need drainage?

Most retaining walls require drainage and are built with a perforated pipe set behind the wall in a gravel base. Because the grade of this yard has a slight slope that will promote water runoff, we can skip this step on this project, but we will add gravel for drainage and back fill with dirt.

What do you put behind a Timber retaining wall?

1:103:42Timber Retaining Walls - Finishing - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipSo we just want to take that fabric. Put it down behind the wall. We want to be able to fold. TheMoreSo we just want to take that fabric. Put it down behind the wall. We want to be able to fold. The bottom of the fabric up and around the pipe and some of the gravel. And we put that in.

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