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Old 04-10-2014, 10:34 AM
whiffyspark whiffyspark is online now
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One of the more experienced guys can correct me if I'm wrong but drainage through the wall is a perk of mortarless construction but its not meant to be the only drainage. Especially with inadequate backfill. With little or no backfill the dirt/mud on the back of the wall fills the gaps and basically turns into its own mortar creating a solid wall with little to no flow through so all water pressure behind the wall pushes directly against it. With appropriate backfill the stones filter the dirt while allowing water to pass through. Still with heavy water runoff you can have issues trying to push that much water through the wall. I don't know where you're located but in my area this time of year is big for these issues. Theyre already a bit off from frost then as the snow rapidly melts mixed with a bit of rain they will tip right over.
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You're right.

Depending on height and soil may need more drainage
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:37 AM
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You're right.

Depending on height and soil may need more drainage
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There's a first for everything
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:01 PM
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Ok, thanks I'll do more research into drainage. How would you normally price a rebuild? Square foot times half the price of a complete build?
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:22 PM
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You still have to bring in material for the base and acquire a few stones but that should pretty much cover materials depending on what you do for drainage. Labor would be just about double the cost of building it because you have to take it down first. The only price theyre saving is that you don't have to bring in all new stones. I was serious when I said it costs more to fix a bad job than it does to build it right.
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