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Timber wall

kemmer

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
New Jersey
A customer wants me to build something to contain the wood chips, She was thinking about a timber wall, only about 1ft high, i was thinking mabye railroad ties or just like 6 x 6's and put like rebar or something like that to go through the asphalt.

any other ideas?
 

LB1234

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Central Jersey
(1) block

(2) rework slope and install groundcover (pachysandra?)

(3) Keep slope and install 3/4 red stone (I don't think pebble (i.e. round stone) would work cause it would slide a little more).

(4) Depending how neat you want it rebar a few old telephone poles into the ground. It'll hold for a number of years.
 
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kemmer

kemmer

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
New Jersey
I need to go look, but i need to see where the pavement ends and where the dirt ground starts. if it doesnt end, should i brake up the pavement to get a level surface? also should i use galvinized stakes or rebar, would rebar bend from banging it throught the ground?
 

PurpHaze

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Visalia, CA
snowyleaflandscaping said:
I need to go look, but i need to see where the pavement ends and where the dirt ground starts. if it doesnt end, should i brake up the pavement to get a level surface? also should i use galvinized stakes or rebar, would rebar bend from banging it throught the ground?
Rebar comes in different thicknesses (diameters). You can get some that's very thick.
 
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kemmer

kemmer

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
New Jersey
Have a bit of a dilemma, the pavement doesnt end near the end of the wood chips. I need to ask the customer, but what would be better and most effective. I could just nail through the pavement, but have gaps underneath. Or i could rip up the pavement and make it level, which would be more work.
 

Dreams To Designs

LawnSite Bronze Member
How about a saw cut to get a clean edge. How tall does this retaining wall need to be? Can you get a way with concrete curb stones, like EP Henry makes, or maybe a small retaining wall for a more permanent solution?

Kirk
 
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