Originally Posted by jeffslawnservice
I a neighbor behind me had me look at a failing wood tie wall. He wanted me to price one with SRW block and one with wood ties, however he was dead set on having a new wall constucted directly in front of the old one. Does anyone have any pictures of how if he has this done once the old wall continues to fail and lean over that it will do the same to the new wall. He thinks that the SRW block with hold back the gravity of the failing old wall. Any pictures of literature would help so that I can explain this to him. I probably would walk awayfrom this but he is my neighbor in back of me and whatever he does directly affects mesince this wall is what separates our two properties.
Sounds like this guy knows more about walls then a wall builder does.
You cant build a wall the way the customer wants. Can your customer tell you what hydrostatic pressure is/means? Can your customer tell you why grid is used? Can your customer tell you all about drainage chimneys??
R-Walls are not to be taken lightly. Do it the way the customer wants, and if it fails - you're liable / responsible.
Build it right from the get go. Remove the old wall. If the old fart doesnt like that idea - then to hell with him.
No more discussion!