Q: What's the best way to build a 2-foot-high fence on top of an existing cement-block retaining wall? I was thinking of using joist hangers to connect the 2x4 posts to the wall's face. — E. Hal, Sierra Vista, AZ. A: general contractor Tom Silva replies: I wouldn't do it. Joist hangers aren't designed for that purpose, especially on
DIYNetwork.com has video and written instructions on how to build a timber-beam retaining wall. Start by measuring the area for the exact length of your wall, including all sides if there will be more than one- this will determine the materials needed to complete the project. Calculate the timber you'll need to buy. For this
We are on the side of a hill very close to a lake. We are Five walls were built on a terraced area (very narrow layers levels) using only 4x4 posts & 2x4s. We do not have Or should we us 6x6s in a T-shape and bury it in the hillside with rebar if so, how would we attach the deadmen to the 6x6s or wall?
Corner Detail. If your wall makes a right angle return like mine does, install a 2-by-4 cleat to the back of the front planking. This cleat will give the planking from the return something to fasten to, and keep you from having to use another 6-by-6 post. Drainage. Ground water is a serious stress on retaining
How to Build a Strong Retaining Wall with 4x4 Treated Post. The instructions for building a retaining wall out of 4x4 treated post aim to help ambitious homeowners and do-it-yourselfers tackle this task. If you appreciate the satisfaction
With the timber in place and using your hammer drill or rotary drill, drill the hole in the concrete making sure that depth of the hole is about 10mm deeper than the length of the anchor. This will ensure that the even if there is a little bit of debris left in the bottom of the hole after drilling, the anchor won't bottom
Building a retaining wall is a great DIY job. It can be hard work, but it's a good, simple, satisfying job that if done properly will look good and stay strong for decades.
Most concrete retaining wall block systems have some kind of built-in lip (Fig. D) or pin system (Fig. F) that automatically creates the step back as you build. Install a base of solidly compacted material (Fig. B) so your wall stays flat. A level wall provides modular blocks, stone and timbers with more surface contact with the
Took out old fence. Posts were embeded in retaining wall so had to mount new posts on top of wall. Oz-Post fence brackets attach wood fence rails to metal fence posts, eliminating rotted and failed wood posts. .. Because of all the roots in the side yard- this might be a better option for our gate (with a prettier gate :) ).
If not, then skim down the list or use the Search field in the upper right corner of the site. . Can I use Titan Post Anchors on a 6x6 PT retaining wall? I've built a 3' high . I plan on building a 6' horizontal privacy fence on top of my 5' retaining wall and I would like to use the Titan 4x4 post anchor with 4x4 redwood posts.
The anchor spacing would be as shown at right in the table "Ledger Fastener Spacing for Masonry Walls." Figure 1. In most cases, deck ledgers can be bolted . If that's the case, your engineer would need to detail the ledger attachment to that side of the house — or that portion of the deck would have to be
Building a wood retaining wall can keep your topsoil from washing away down a slope, and it can be turned into a terraced garden for planting anything from vegetables and flowers to Dig 18 inch (45.7 centimeter) holes for your posts on each side of the area where your retaining wall will be. You can use 4x4 posts.
Hold the object you're fastening firmly against the wall because the anchor will draw it only slightly tighter as you tighten the screw or nut. Tighten the fastener These anchors in the large 3 8-in. to 1 2-in. dia. versions are perfect for anchoring heavy, weight-bearing framing members such as deck ledger boards. Best uses:
Watch this video to find out how to attach a wood handrail post securely to concrete using lead shields and a metal post bracket. metal post bracket to a concrete slab. It's not that difficult to attach a wood handrail post to a concrete walk, patio or porch slab. Here's how. Attaching a shade arbor to a brick wall. Shade Arbor
Secure the cross piece the same way the lower rows of the retaining wall was with rebar. Interlace the rows of timbers to provide strength of the joint at corners. Nail a 8-inch spike at each corner. Place a length of drainage tile (pipe) at the bottom of the retaining wall and exit the pipe out side of the retaining wall so that any
couldn't just attach it to the existing chain link fence so I enlisted the help from my friend CJ and we removed the chain link and bought 1 2 inch concrete anchors to drill and hammer into the top of the retaining wall for the 4x4 base supports then attached the 2 pieces of 6 by 8 foot sections of treated wood
Once the posts are cut, then lay them aside, and dig the holes you need on each side of the retaining wall area. They should be 18 inches deep. Set the posts inside each hole and then pour quick dry concrete into the hole to hold the posts straight. Use 2x4 braces to keep the 4x4's completely straight. Level out the concrete
Pioneer Smooth Grey Concrete Sleeper retaining wall with a timber fence attached using our fence bracket system. The SureWall Retaining Wall Posts, provide a simple and easy solution for creating solid retaining walls and sleeper edging. Slatted Bowman Side Gate (45mm Softwood Treated Brown Shown).