first you need to dig out all the soil behind the damaged section of the retaining wall. the hole should be wide enough and sloped for easy access to work behind the existing section. prepare an area for all the removed soil. a large tarpaulin spread out will help protect your existing ground cover.
hi, i would personally reinforce the border at the very bottom by adding another 1-2 layers of wood or other material of your choice, to catch any dirt or mulch, and go ahead and remove the retaining red wood portions completely. rake out the soil to form a nice gradual slope.
the strap at 1' from the top will need some method to tie to the wall, and the wall timber it attaches to will be poorly-confined, so you probably ought to bolt the top of the retaining wall vertically with really long lag bolts to tie it all together. not sure if this is less effort than bracing the front,
start at one end of the wall and use a pry bar to try and lift off the top course of stones or blocks. stand behind the wall, so you're above the stones that you're removing, to prevent pieces of the wall from falling on you.
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dig the first end post footing by removing the top 4 in. of soil in a 2-ft. square area. pound a stake near the center of the hole, keeping the top of the stake even with the top of the hole. pack the hole with sand, then smooth it with a flat board. how to choose the right retaining wall material
whether a retaining wall is built of stone, block, concrete or wood, it can begin to lean. when this occurs, the homeowner has two choices: either demolish the wall, re-excavate, re-install drains
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large, thin stones called capstones are often placed on top of the retaining wall to provide a decorative element. the capstones are attached to the wall with masonry adhesive. if you need to make a repair to the wall, you may need to remove the capstones on the wall to access the problem area.
use landscape marking paint to outline the area where the retaining wall will be built. drive stakes into the ground at each end. if the distance is greater than 8, drive additional stakes so that the gaps do not exceed 8. tie a string to a stake at the walls desired height and stretch across to opposite stake or stakes.
each post should be 3 feet 0.91 m away from each otherstart by marking the first post location with chalk at one end of the wall. now, move in 3 foot 0.91 m increments along the line until you reach the end. use a taut string and stakes or a snapped chalk line to help you create a strht line.
my timber retaining wall is tipping over. ask question asked 4 years, 5 i'm having a hard time figuring out why there is a retaining wall there in the first place. the pictures might be at a bad angle, but it looks like you can just remove the wall entirely and grade out the area by adding a lot of soil on the low side and smoothing it out.
i removed an old rotting wood retaining wall and built a new one out of block outdoor. close. 292. posted by. u/catchano. 3 years ago. that's amazing you only spent $2000. i had a similar retaining wall project and it cost about the same, but was just a corner wall with stairs at the end. also, when i saw that picture you posted of what
try placing a concrete block about 12' away from the outside edge of the ties. one block on each end. then place a crowbar under each end of the ties and rest the other end on the concrete blocks. have a friend stand on the end of one crow bar and you stand on the other.
removing a retaining wall and moving dirt around is a very expensive project. i doubt if your relative can volunteer lots of his personal time and machine time to remove and haul away the debris and regrade the property. the other problem you have is maintaining the slope after you grade it. a typical maintainable slope is 3 to 1.
i just finished a similar project -- removing the top layer from about 40 running feet of retaining wall built with 6x8 timbers. i used a long crowbar about 36' and a one pound sledge to drive the claw part of the crowbar under the top of the spike, then use the leverage of the crowbar to pull it out.
consequently, special provisions are madeor should be madewhen building a retaining wall: it should have a batter, or pitch, so it leans toward the soil its retaining. tie-backs, also called dead-man anchors, should be installed to tie the wall into soil well behind the wall.
a good-looking retaining wall depends on level footings, and the best way to establish level over long distances is with a builder's level. if you're building a wall with only a couple of 4-ft. sections, you can get away with using a 4-ft. level, but for a longer wall, rent a builder's level.
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.
a retaining wall is a wall that is constructed to contain soil to prevent it from eroding. retaining walls are sometimes found in yards that are hilly, as the soil behind the wall creates a flat
hi justin, depending on where the property is, the rules are different. in california where i'm at, because of earthquakes, retaining walls that are on a steep grade, have structures within a certain distance, higher than 36' or 42 maybe, can't remember all require a permit.
how to remove interior walls. be very careful about knocking down walls inside your home, otherwise you could cause the ceiling or roof to collapse you may also have to relocate plumbing, electrical, gas and ventilation. think hard if you
you only need to carve out enough wood to slip a nail puller under the head of the spike. place a nail puller into the carved-out indention until the notch on the nail puller is positioned under the head of the metal spike. lean back on the handle of the nail puller to pry the metal spike out of the landscape timber.
cut each of the two-by-six posts in half, so that you have eight posts, each 4 feet long. daub the cut ends of the lumber with the wood preservative. place the posts in each hole. working one post at a time, use the laser level to make sure that the post is aligned perfectly plumb.
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retaining walls are built to last, so getting rid of one is labor intensive. the safest approach is to remove the wall one layer at a time to prevent it from collapsing. if the wall is built with mortared stones or bricks, removing them will be difficult to do without damaging the materials.