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Old 12-28-2008, 03:24 PM
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Nieghbors new retaining wall collapsed.

My neighbor across th street had a retaining wall installed over the summer. Yesterday we had a ton of rain on top ofvery wet conditions. About a 20 foot section fell over. Inspecting it i noticed there was no pea gravel behind it. No drainage at the bottom to allow water to escape. Now I am no expert as I have never installed a retaining wall, but don't you have to have these two items behind the wall to prevent just what happened? by the way the wall is about 5 foot high all the way across.
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:21 PM
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Get some pictures but 5' tall and no drainage, no big surprise.
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:38 PM
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I cannot believe you posted this without pictures...........
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:55 PM
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Pics on the way.
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:00 PM
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Cant wait to see this. I had a customer that had a wall collapse(not mine). She wanted an estimate to fix. It was all clay and the whole hill moved. The wall did have stone behind it. I got the job but had to remove about 100 yds of clay and replace with gravel because it was way too unstable.
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:00 PM
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:52 PM
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Oh God, thats bad. I would get outta town if I was the guy who built that.... Now a good image for his company.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:45 PM
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There is probably about 50 feet of this wall that will have to be redone. You can't really see it in the first pic, but in the middle of that pic there is a dark spot and from there to the break it is pushed out. Then from the break to end of the wall where it turns in is going to have to be reset.

Then there is the loose dirt problem. This was brought in to fill the hole where the house next to them was. They bought the house and tore it down to make more room.
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:48 PM
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That looks warranty related to me......

I'd also tell your neighbor that the whole wall really needs to be rebuilt, up to code! I can just see the contractor coming back in and fixing the spot that blew out, and leaving her with this situation waiting to reappear.
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:33 PM
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Oh! I agree.
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