Railroad tie retaining wall

Old 02-27-20, 03:10 AM
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Railroad tie retaining wall

I'm about to tackle replacing a retaining wall that has rotted away. I have been researching the build, and I understand drainage using a french drain technique and anchoring using deadmen. My problem is that I live in northern Alabama, and the soil here is expansive clay. Very hard stuff. Has anyone had any experience using earth anchors instead of the deadmen?
Old 02-27-20, 03:58 AM
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Not sure what an earth anchor is but I have tiered RR tie retaining wall that I used rebar to secure them both together and to the slate rock dirt. Most of mine are just 3 RR ties high.
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So, are you replacing a railroad tie wall or are you building the new wall with railroad ties?
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Need more info.
Info on the old rotted wall. Did it do it's job and haw was it constructed?
A picture of the area might help.

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