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Timber wall

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by kemmer, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    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?
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  2. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    (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.
     
  3. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    I was looking to do something like this
    http://www.kandslandscape.com/f1after.jpg

    IM going to look at it more tomorrow, i need to see if i need to take up some of the pavement before so i can go into the soil and so its level.
     
  4. op4_camper

    op4_camper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Why not block with the holding trax to keep it in place if some one hits it with there tires.
     
  5. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    i would stack it 3 high on the railroad ties. and drill holes and bang in rebar. i think it would work better and be cheaper.
     
  6. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    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?
     
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Rebar comes in different thicknesses (diameters). You can get some that's very thick.
     
  8. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

  9. kemmer

    kemmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 608

    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.
     
  10. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    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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