INSTRUCTIONS

ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR  RETAINING WALL & GARDEN WALL CONSTRUCTION

It is recommended that these instructions are followed to avoid damaging your new parts & jeopardising any warranty offered.

Assembly Instructions Manual

Dependent on the EAS Pak  you have purchased, you should have the following components:

EAS Intermediate Pak

EAS Intermediate Pak contains:

› 1 only EAS Intermediate Post
› 1 only EAS Earth Anchor, complete with S/S Stay Wire attached.
› 1 only S/S Turnbuckle.
› 1 only S/S Cable Clamp (Gripper).
› 1 only Galv Tek Screw with space washer.
› Enough Coach Screws to attach Sleepers to EAS Predrilled Post.
› 1 only Plastic Strip to clamp Intermediate Post for Ground Insertion
Note: All EAS Intermediate posts Have a hole in the web as a guide to drive the post to. Also this hole can be used to attach a shackle to, for post withdrawal, if needed.  A small Crescent Wrench and String line level is included per order.

Tools you will need to supply
› An Electric Drill. A Hammer suitable for driving EAS Post and Anchor
› An 8mm & 10mm Tek driver bit to fit Electric drill
› A sharp wood chisel to trim out Sleeper where Turnbuckle is positioned
› A small piece of timber to use as a cushion between EAS Post and hammer when driving post to required depth. This helps alleviate dame to EAS Post
› Spirit Level & String Line

EAS End Corner Post Pak

EAS End/Corner Post Pak contains:

› 1 only EAS End/Corner Post
› 1 only EAS Earth Anchor, complete with S/S Stay Wire attached.
› 1 only Galv Eyebolt with Dome Nut & Washer + ‘D’ Shackle
› 1 only S/S Turnbuckle.
› 1 only S/S Cable Clamp (Gripper).
› 1 only Galv Tek Screw with space washer.
› Enough Coach Screws to attach Sleepers to EAS Predrilled Post.

Tools you will need to supply
› An Electric Drill. A Hammer suitable for driving EAS Post and Anchor
› An 8mm & 10mm Tek driver bit to fit Electric drill
› A sharp wood chisel to trim out Sleeper where Turnbuckle is positioned
› A small piece of timber to use as a cushion between EAS Post and hammer when driving post to required depth. This helps alleviate dame to EAS Post
› Spirit Level & String Line

GROUND PREPARATION

Ground preparation is the key to a good retaining wall. The ground where the actual wall is to be erected, should be level, and even. The ground behind (approx. 1,200mm behind each post should be well compacted, undisturbed original ground. It does not unduly matter, if the ground is uneven where the Earth Anchor is driven in (see sketch 1). The ground anchor and stay wire should be installed below the top of the post, and subsequently, after backfill, will be completely hidden. As shown in diagram 1, it is necessary to install adequate drainage, to keep pressure – caused mostly by moisture – from dislodging the wall, and causing it to bend or, in the worst case, collapse. Inadequate drainage, is usually the cause of the deteriation of many retaining walls.  DO IT RIGHT – DO IT ONCE.
Place an EAS End Post in the start position

Place an EAS End Post in the start position

Place an EAS End Post in the start position, making sure that the holes (2 every 200mm High) are pointing to the front of the proposed EAS wall. If you look at FIG 1 below, you will see that a sleeper has been laid on the ground and the end is fitted into the open channel side, which should always be facing the way the wall is to run. Having driven your post to the correct depth (marked on the inside of the EAS End Post (as with EAS Intermediate and EAS Corner Posts), making sure, using a spirit level or similar (FIG 1), that the post is completely upright.
Put a string line from one of the outside holes on the EAS End Post

Put a string line from one of the outside holes on the EAS End Post

Having completed driving the end post into the ground, to the correct depth, and the post being completely upright, using a level, it is time to put a string line from one of the outside holes on the EAS End Post & stretching it along the front of the proposed wall to reach where a EAS corner or end post is to be located. For the time being, drive a stake into the ground, just past, but exactly in the line you wish the retaining wall to be going to be built. After checking the position of the stringline against the exact directing you want your wall to be, stretch the string line and tie it off. If you do not put a string line or similar in place, you will find it extremely difficult to keep the wall straight. It is now time to place the second sleeper in position fitting up to the web on the Intermediate Post. Attach the Plastic S and screw it into the sleepers, to stop the post from twisting (Fig 1a) and moving out of line. Having positioned the tight string line, it is now time to drive your first EAS Intermediate Post. The sleeper that you used as a guide to drive in the EAS End Post, should have its lower edge on the same marked line that you drove the EAS End Post to.

Check balance using a spirit level

Now it’s time to put a spirit level on top of the sleeper, and making sure the sleeper is level, by either adding or taking away, dirt from under the sleeper. When this is level, and the sleeper correctly aligned with the string line, it is time to place a coach screw through one of the bottom hole of the previous post, making sure that the sleeper is pushed right into the channel Side of the Post.
Install EAS Intermeddiate Post

Install EAS Intermeddiate Post

Now it’s time to install an EAS Intermediate Post, with its web pointing to the back of the wall, tight up against the sleeper you have already screwed at one end. Using a piece of timber across the top of the post (Fig 3), it is now time to start driving the post into the ground. Start this operation, by only driving the timber at the top of the post reasonably gently, checking with a spirit level (Fig 4) along the edge of the post and the front of the post. It is also very important that the post does not twist as it is driven. By adding the next sleeper along the path of the wall (Fig 2),  it will assist in keeping the post square to the line you wish to follow. Keep driving the post into the ground – constantly checking for level and twist – until the mark on the outside of the EAS Intermediate Post is reached. Checking to make sure that the line on the post, with your sleeper butted into the post is the same, place the level on top of the sleeper to make sure it is level. Adjust if necessary and put 1 coach screw into the sleeper to secure (Fig 4).
Level Intermediate Post

Level Intermediate Post

Repeat this operation for the other intermediate posts. It is important that you continue using this method of placing the bottom row, to fit the trimmed sleepers, to each post until you reach a corner or end post position, screwing one bolt into each end (Fig 5). It is now time to add another row of 200mm high sleepers, still only securing with 1 coach screw at each and every end.
Secure Sleepers

Secure Sleepers

Repeat this operation for the other intermediate posts. It is important that you continue using this method of placing the bottom row, to fit the trimmed sleepers, to each post until you reach a corner or end post position, screwing one bolt into each end (Fig 5). It is now time to add another row of 200mm high sleepers, still only securing with 1 coach screw at each and every end.
Insert Tel Screw & Turnbuckle

Insert Tel Screw & Turnbuckle

Repeat this operation for the other intermediate posts. It is important that you continue using this method of placing the bottom row, to fit the trimmed sleepers, to each post until you reach a corner or end post position, screwing one bolt into each end (Fig 5). It is now time to add another row of 200mm high sleepers, still only securing with 1 coach screw at each and every end.
Install Anchor

Install Anchor

Repeat this operation for the other intermediate posts. It is important that you continue using this method of placing the bottom row, to fit the trimmed sleepers, to each post until you reach a corner or end post position, screwing one bolt into each end (Fig 5). It is now time to add another row of 200mm high sleepers, still only securing with 1 coach screw at each and every end.
Connect up the S/S Cables to the various posts

Connect up the S/S Cables to the various posts

Repeat this operation for the other intermediate posts. It is important that you continue using this method of placing the bottom row, to fit the trimmed sleepers, to each post until you reach a corner or end post position, screwing one bolt into each end (Fig 5). It is now time to add another row of 200mm high sleepers, still only securing with 1 coach screw at each and every end.