Originally Posted by DVS Hardscaper
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!
Exactly why I would have walked awayfrom this job but I dont want tocome home and find a half azzed new wall in my backyard built by someone who listened to what he wants.