Do i need to rebuild my retaining wall??
Hi everyone. We bought a house and in order for us to have a better front yard, we needed a retaining wall and backfill.
Well, I did a little research and being on a super tight budget I opted to use railroad ties as they are in abundance here in Minnesota.
The wall is about 24' long and will be about 5' high.
Right now I'm on about the 5th course, I've used 3-4 peices of 1/2" rebar with each timber, staggering my joints.
behind the wall, I have been placing 8" of 3/8 pea rock and backfilling behind it, tamping as we go.
Now, I see some problems I may be running into, tiebacks... do I need them and can I start them now being on the 5th round?
Drainage... will I be okay with the pea rock or should I have also used drain tile?
I'm a little sick to my stomach thinking I'll have to dig all that fill at rock back up to do it all. But I also want it to function and last. Thank you