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Retaining Wall Pic

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by LANDSCAPER30, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. LANDSCAPER30

    LANDSCAPER30 LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 105

    Timber Wall Before

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  2. LANDSCAPER30

    LANDSCAPER30 LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 105

    Timber Wall After Pic

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  3. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    I don't really care for timber walls, I think they look crappy. I also think that you don't have enough deadman tiebacks installed. JMO though!

    chris
     
  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Timber walls aren't my favorite, but it is what it is. Not all customers are going to want to pay the $$$'s for block retaining walls.
    It looks good, clean and straight.
     
  5. amvega

    amvega LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    Is this for a home owner or yourself? If it is for a home owner why would you not talk them into a segmental retaining wall? Those ties will be rooten in 10-15 years at the most plus it doesn't add any value to their home.
     
  6. LANDSCAPER30

    LANDSCAPER30 LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 105

    Man, you Pennsylvania people are tough.:) This is a wall I did by Culver Military Academy on Lake Maxinkukee. They had an existing railroad tie wall that was totally shot. They absolutely wanted to go with a timber wall again. There was no talking them out of it. I too like the look of stone over timbers. However, a timber wall looks great in the "right" location. This wall will last well over 10-15year!:hammerhead: This is all pressure treated 6 x's and if you use them, then you know they are a hell of material for a wall. I have a deadman in on the third tier for support. The entire right side of that wall is tied in(12" spikes) from the first tier on up. Very solid. Matter of fact , over the fall last year I was down that way and took a look at...still holding...5years now I believe....as it should. :usflag:
     
  7. PAPS Landscape Design

    PAPS Landscape Design LawnSite Member
    from us
    Messages: 81

    Wall looks pretty good to me..
     
  8. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 846

    Good Job realy cleaned it up from the before pic.
     
  9. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    Someone here just said the wall looked straight???? In what pic did you get the right view to see if it's straight or not:hammerhead: :laugh: . Just kidding with you...I agree with Chris..looks like you could use some more deadman in those creatures
     
  10. UNISCAPER

    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,426

    Is that the new galvanized lumber that don't rust?
     

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