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Old 01-13-2014, 08:50 PM
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Check out this retaining wall failure

Ouch
Doesnt look cheap
http://www.wset.com/story/24424658/s...-in-roanoke-co


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Old 01-13-2014, 08:54 PM
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I hope the contractor and engineer didn't spend all of the money they made constructing that. Looks like they'll need to give some back.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:55 PM
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Boy talk about a holy crap.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:56 PM
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Wow, how do you fix that? It failed once, most likely it will fail again. Do you start over?
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:59 PM
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I can fix that.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:00 PM
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Looks like their is no geo-grid and it baffles my mind that people will design and build walls that big with a 8"x18" hollow core block.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:18 PM
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Looks like their is no geo-grid and it baffles my mind that people will design and build walls that big with a 8"x18" hollow core block.
That's normal for our area. They're everywhere. I'm not far from that wall. Funny I just got a state bid today about demoing a wall and redoing it. Lmao
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:20 PM
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What kind of backfill is that? It looks like sand.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:41 PM
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That's normal for our area. They're everywhere. I'm not far from that wall. Funny I just got a state bid today about demoing a wall and redoing it. Lmao
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It might be normal but it doesnt make it right.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:43 PM
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It might be normal but it doesnt make it right.
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I know. I think they're all the same contractor. There's a 3 teir one just outside of DC.
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