Using Wood for Retaining Walls in Your Yard
If you’re looking to add more safety and security to your yard, then you should think about putting up a wood retaining wall. The following are a few tips for putting up a wood retaining wall on your own:
Use wood stakes and nylon strings in order to set up a representation of height and perimeter for your wall.
- Create a trench 12 inches deep around the perimeter.
- Add 6 inches of three-quarter inch stone to the trench, using a hand tamper to compact it.
- Drill 9/16 inch diameter holes in your first-course landscaping timbers.
- Stake your timber into place by driving rebar spikes into the ground.
- Once the first row of timbers is set, set the second row. Stagger the end joints by a minimum of four feet.
- Using landscaping screws, fasten the second course of timbers to the first course with an impact driver.
- Pour more stone behind the wall and then lay a perforated pipe with a four-inch diameter on top. Cover the pipe with more stone.
- Install the third course of timbers.
Use these steps to construct your retaining wall. Get your wood at our Kansas City lumberyard by contacting us at Schutte Lumber today.