Landscaping - Retaining Walls
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Treated pine sleepers can withstand rot, wood boring insects and other issues, so they are perfect for building retaining walls.
This tutorial is designed for beginners interested in developing stone retaining walls, 3 feet in height or shorter, using a dry-walling or "dry-stack" method. Other materials that can be used for such a job consist of landscape lumbers or recovered railway connections, concrete, as well as landscape design block (such as you generally see at home improvement shops). However the step-by-step instructions given below are implied especially for walls built of stone.
Lay perforated drainage tubing at base Water-soaked soil is the worst enemy of retaining walls because it exerts enormous pressure behind the wall. Adding good drainage behind block or stone walls is crucial for long-lasting, bulge-free walls. Start by laying perforated plastic drainage tubing along the base of the wall slightly above ground level so it can drain to daylight. Slope the tubing about 1/4" per foot.
Gold Coast Handyman can do big and small garden retaining wall jobs.