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Old 10-17-2013, 10:42 PM
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Retaing Wall

Had to add onto an existing wall and end up against the old concrete wall it was a pain in the ass but lets hear where I went wrong or could have done better. Other then letting my guy work without a shirt on.











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Old 10-17-2013, 11:42 PM
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Wrong color
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:54 PM
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Wrong color
They didn't have antiqued gray. The existing wall had been there for who knows how long
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:07 AM
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The pictures are kinda distant. Can't see much of the wall. Do you have any close ups?

Hard to comment when the the wall is 100 yds away
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:15 AM
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The pictures are kinda distant. Can't see much of the wall. Do you have any close ups?

Hard to comment when the the wall is 100 yds away
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Ill look when I get home on my way to enjoy myself self throwing block around
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:28 AM
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I don't see anything evidencing grid was used. That wall needs grid. No grid? Or, Yes Grid?
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:31 AM
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I don't see anything evidencing grid was used. That wall needs grid. No grid? Or, Yes Grid?
Yes grid
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:02 AM
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Any reason why the people who built the existing wall wouldn't use drainage?
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:22 PM
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I've had the same thing before, and right or wrong, I popped the lip off the block and merged the last 3 or 4 block into being vertical, thus aligning with the concrete wall. I drilled a hole in the concrete wall, and made some "dead-men" anchors every other course consisting of a piece of re-bar inserted into the concrete wall, and epoxied in, chipped/cut a slot for the rebar, which then anchored out behind.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:33 AM
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I've had the same thing before, and right or wrong, I popped the lip off the block and merged the last 3 or 4 block into being vertical, thus aligning with the concrete wall. I drilled a hole in the concrete wall, and made some "dead-men" anchors every other course consisting of a piece of re-bar inserted into the concrete wall, and epoxied in, chipped/cut a slot for the rebar, which then anchored out behind.
Ya it looks like you had a pretty nice concrete wall to work with. The one on this job was leaning so making the block meet up flush was impossible. It won't be long before Im adding to the wall once again I'm sure. There's probably another 75' of concrete wall left in different stages of falling apart.
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