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dchauling
04-14-2006, 11:54 PM
This wall fell as the guy who put it up was a ******. How do I go about trying to fix it. It is a false wall and I thought of using treated 4x8 lumber to make a frame to push against the brick from the inside. I do not want to look like a clown though so I am here for some advice. Thanks

YardPro
04-15-2006, 06:50 AM
that wall is installed 100% wrong from the get go.
it is not intended for the way it is being used.

it is designed to lay back against the earth it retains, not to be free standing.....

Squizzy246B
04-15-2006, 10:40 AM
If those blocks don't have a lip on the back of them I would go right ahead and build a mortared wall with them...provided you poured a strip footing first and its not a structural wall. Pointing of stuff like that takes a bit of practice.

I could be way off the mark cause I don't know the product though.

richallseasons
04-15-2006, 10:27 PM
thats crazy , hope the nieghborhood kids dont get near that tower of pisa at the wrong time:hammerhead:

cedarcroft
04-16-2006, 03:51 PM
I understand what the homeowner is trying to accomplish with that wall but its definitly the wrong product. putting a rr tie wall behind it is throwing good money after bad IMO. every solution I can think of would be Ghetto and wouldn't look good. the only real option is to get a decorative wall stone that is meant to be free standing and re-do the wall safely and correctly.

tylermckee
04-16-2006, 03:57 PM
I would walk away from that project if it were me, but it looks like you could pour a strip footing and build the wall ontop with mortar, like squizzy said. Or build a block wall behind it that is actually meant to be a free standing block wall.

dchauling
05-29-2006, 11:32 PM
Thanks for the info

Squizzy246B
05-30-2006, 06:50 AM
So???...don't keep us all in suspense. How did it work out?.

Dirty Water
05-30-2006, 10:13 AM
Tear out deck.
Remove window.
Backfill entire area
Properly build wall
Rebuild deck :)

dchauling
09-07-2006, 12:22 AM
Here is the wall fixed.

Had to tear down wall, compact base, rebuild, support with pressure treated wood and back fill.

Hope it lasts

paponte
09-07-2006, 10:35 PM
Thats gotta be a great view from that window! Wow, talk about being creative. :hammerhead:

jazak
09-07-2006, 11:20 PM
Did you cement or glue them together? That would help alittle to.