Originally Posted by SRT8
It wont say anywhere in the specs about a future paver patio and how to build it...........but since you had your wall correctly built to an engineers specs it will protect you from any future liabilities. If you end up being sued you can whip out the handy set of plans and rub it in their faces.
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Most engineering also has drawings of the proper drainage. Totally different comparison.
The point is - people want a wall for a reason. walls are expensive. If they're spending money on a wall - they're doing it for a reason with a goal in mind.
If a wall fails, keep in mind that they usually have backfill behind that wall that did not exist before it was built. So, if you have to rebuild it, you're faced with excavating all that fill, and finding somewhere to stock pile it until you're ready to backfill again. Not pretty. Could bankrupt a contractor.
If a contractor (Drakeslaper) can't be professional enough to follow proper protocol - then they're no better than a Craigslist Special.