A pressure-treated timber crib wall was selected to hold back 22 feet of earth. The box-like construction consists of treated wood members bolted together and filled with rock or other suitable material. The shear weight of a properly designed crib prevents it from turning over or sliding. It thus becomes part of the soil in which it is partially buried, acting as an effective, low-cost retaining wall. These walls are not limited to low embankments, they can be built relatively high. Part of the crib's low cost can be attributed to its lattice-like, open construction.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Wood Preservers Institute

    1651 Old Meadow Road
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. HD2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM