Lumber Retaining Wall - Anchored
The ANCHORED LUMBER RETAINING WALL is a popular retaining wall due to installation ease and lower material costs. These walls use timber members that form both the face and the anchorage for the wall. The anchors, most commonly referred to as deadmen, are attached to the face timbers by spikes and/or drift pins. The required length and spacing (vertical and horizontal) of the anchors are calculated based upon the wall height, lateral earth pressure and surcharge loading (just as with all types of retaining walls). Under certain loading conditions, a TEE is added to the ends of deadmen to provide greater resistance against sliding and overturning. These walls are commonly used in landscaped areas.