Originally Posted by zach2448
The thing is that those ties are original from when the places were built which was in the 70's. The whole thing with blocks is the cost because it is 300 feet long with two sides its gonna cost way more than wood. In the long run a block wall would make more sense. But now its gonna be above 20000. I want to keep the wall because that's what they want, but is the drain behind it still necessary?
Ok, Look, they want a wall because they are not aware that the swale will function just fine without one. The people on the HOA board know NOTHING about grading and drainage.
They wanna replace the wall. They'll get 3 estimates from $14k to $18k. Then I'll come in and I'll say "you don't need a wall, I'll remove the existing wall, let me do some grading, I'll import some more rip rap, and the cost will be $9,600.00.
Guess who's making a sale!
I'm as serious as can be.