Wood Retaining Wall - Gardening Forum - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Landscaping & Lawn Care > Gardening Forum

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 04-01-2015, 09:15 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 3
Default

Wood retaining wall


I'm planning on building a 3' wood retaining wall. Post will be pressure treated 4x6 3' in ground 3' out & 2x6 stringers. Planned on putting perf pipe behind with gravel & 6 mil plastic as moisture barrier as well as dead man every 8'. I'm unsure of hole diameter for post. I was figuring 2 80lbs sacks & a 60lbs sack of sackcrete per post. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. This will be a 200' wall and plan to terrace two more walls above in future.
Thanks,
Paul
Shellcat71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-02-2015, 04:58 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 298
Rewards Points: 559
Default


What is the contour of the grade the retaining wall will contain? Is it flat or will it rise up behind the wall?

Not clear what amount of concrete you are considering (2 80 lbs "sacks &amp" "60lbs sack of sackrete" per post.)

Your plan for the future indicates the grade to be retained is a pretty good sized hill. I think you are going to need deadmen to do it correctly.
Curmudgeon10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-02-2015, 05:24 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 36,457
Rewards Points: 18,052
Default


Not sure what you mean by "stingers"
2 X 6's are not below grade rated.
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-02-2015, 07:32 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 3
Default


I put the post in ground 3 feet took about 3 80lbs sacks to fill holes. The grade will be flush with top of wall. I decided to go with 2x12's untreated & treat myself to keep costs down, then put a visqueen barrier behind along with gravel & a perf pipe behind wall.
Shellcat71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2015, 07:35 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 3
Default


I meant 2x12 boards screwed to 4x6 posts flush to grade & figured doing a deadman every 8 feet. Does that sound sufficient?
Shellcat71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2015, 01:59 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 6
Default


Are 6x6 needed?
funkstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wall - LOAD BEARING: How to Move? user49172 Building & Construction 6 05-19-2017 05:53 PM
Hillside Wood Retaining Wall: Are we on the right track? kingfisher2 Landscaping & Lawn Care 6 09-10-2012 07:45 AM
Drain tile questions for retaining wall installation. Tmaxx1 Landscaping & Lawn Care 11 06-10-2011 12:17 PM
Retaining Wall Weeping Tile Problem cg3459 Landscaping & Lawn Care 3 06-16-2010 07:22 PM
Attaching fence post to side of retaining wall? Drew328i Landscaping & Lawn Care 5 06-01-2010 08:53 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts