Re: [SB-r-us] MORE on retaining wall
- Sgrìobh thorntondocs:
>Regarding the use ofYes. They'll leach. I would not use anything treated with
>telephone poles or railroad crossties, would I have to consider that
>the poles or crossties are treated with creosite which might leech
>into thd occasional waterflow? This sounds the cheapest and easiest
>and I have access to poles and ties.
creosote on my land, and in fact I cast a concrete post in place for
the electrical service to avoid doing so.
"No harm in him: only needs a smack or two." --C. S. Lewis, in his
diary, on his first meeting with J. R. R. Tolkien
> Thanks for all of the feedback regarding my retaining wall needs.sounds to me like what you've got is a small stream which sometime in the ast has been
> This is a great resource.
on a different course or had a major flood event which widened it and then the stream
retreated leaving an old flood "terrace." Sounds like what you are proposing is really
terracing down to the actual stream. The mountins in San Berdo are abundant with
rock. Why not just create a series of wide terraces with some heavy rock, mortared or
not (in fact if you slope the sides of your terraces back slightly the rock can be laid
upon the slope and will hold...sort of like a batter on a dry-laid rock wall) which will
create level spots to do as you wish...like garden or??? . I hold sloping areas like that all
the time and the rock is free for the hauling and lifting (not counting the trips to the
chiropractor after a day's work. LOL)