Just like to share some pics of a retaining wall that I completed a while ago.
I used the Retain-it system from Bunnings.
It was pretty straight forward to build. Most of the wall is 600mm high (3 sleepers high) with a small section coming out around 800mm high.
Most of the wall consisted of 2400 and 3000 pine sleepers. On these runs I also put in a center support too to stop them from bowing out.
Using the Retain-it system made it really easy to bend the wall around the corner too.
Before I installed the sleepers I Painted the back and bottoms of them with bitcoat to help keep the moisture out and hopefully last longer.
I started the build with the steps and worked along from there.
once all in we stained the sleepers and they all came up great.
2400x200x50 H4 pine sleepers
3000x200x50 H4 pine sleepers
120mm gal bolts, washers and nuts
Started with the steps
then headed up the hill
Then down the hill and around the corner and built another set of steps up near the gate.
Pretty much all done after some mulch and stain.
Great job @Baggs. I know getting retaining walls professionally built can be very expensive, so I'm sure your great work here will help inspire many community members to save money and have a go themselves.
What were some of the biggest lessons learned during the build?
Nice work on the retaining wall! Thats a lot of shifting soil It came up really nicely and love those straight lines!
Hi @Jason ,
Cheers for that.
Probably the most important thing is just do your research and take your timbe.
There are plenty of videos and articles online that helped out a heap.