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How to Install a Timber Retaining Wall

A retaining wall is the ideal way to control erosion or level a sloping yard. Composite timbers made from recycled materials are a wonderful material choice because they don’t decompose.

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  • gravel
  • rebar
  • string
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  • timber spikes
  • drainage pipe
  • drainage sleeve
  • stakes


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  • hand tamper
  • level
  • tape measure
  • circular saw
  • sledgehammer
  • drill
  • spade bit