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Old 11-09-2013, 09:43 PM
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Retaining wall with possible fence built?

Building a wall. It's against an earthen building. Building is ramped up with dirt 8ft tall at tallest point and spreads a total of 50 ft from building. One wall but will tier it down. Owner wants a fence installed as well. Can I anchor into block? That's all fresh fill for cement footing work. There open for options. Wood fence, chain link. Need for fence just so if kids climb up there no one falls 8ft down. Ideas?
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:52 PM
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Building a wall. It's against an earthen building. Building is ramped up with dirt 8ft tall at tallest point and spreads a total of 50 ft from building. One wall but will tier it down. Owner wants a fence installed as well. Can I anchor into block? That's all fresh fill for cement footing work. There open for options. Wood fence, chain link. Need for fence just so if kids climb up there no one falls 8ft down. Ideas?
Look at product called Sleeve It. Works very well. Do. Not install any fence on wall. Is this an engineered wall. I am assuming it isn't since engineer would have specified how to install fence.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:20 PM
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We have used sleeve it a few times now, we push it when ever we feel a wall calls for a fence
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:03 PM
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No engineered wall. I'll look up the sleeve idea
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:13 AM
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is this wall going to be 8' high at its highest point and hold back dirt?


If your not going to have it engineered then ask a lot of questions.
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:19 PM
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Wall needs engineered. 13 yrs from now you could be sued.

We have never used sleeve it. Just hand dig the hole
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:22 PM
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Wall needs engineered. 13 yrs from now you could be sued.

We have never used sleeve it. Just hand dig the hole
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Hand dig a post hole into clean stone behind a wall. Good luck with that. Do it right. Use the Sleeve It. You'll be digging forever as the hole will keep collapsing.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:32 PM
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Or use sonotube
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:27 PM
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Or use sonotube
Sonotube will crush during compaction. If it gets wet it's also toast.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:37 PM
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Or use sonotube
Exactly

Fences have been around long before anyone here, no need for costly contraptions.
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