6x6 timber wall

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by neversatisfiedj, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I haven't built one of these in 12 years. I can't remember , do you have to put a drain field behind it ? It will be 3 feet high and 120 feet long ? I have a customer that has to have a timber wall for some reason. Thanks.
     
  2. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would ...don't forget your tie backs and deadmen.
     
  3. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    always Kris. I have not done one of these walls in years.
     
  4. jd boy

    jd boy LawnSite Member
    from nw ohio
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    the hydro-static pressure that builds up behind any wall is the first thing that will cause any wall to fail. Extra drainage is easy insurance to ensure a long standing wall
     
  5. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
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