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Old 10-20-2011, 02:39 AM
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I'm not sure if this is the right section, but I am going to be building a brick wall for my grandmother and I could really use some advice.

I am goign to be building a wall on a slope, next to her house. I've attached the picture of the area in question. I'm just going to be continuing the existing wall up the slope.


How do you think I should approach this?? Any tips?

Any little thing would be appreciated, thanks!
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:51 AM
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I'm not sure if this is the right section, but I am going to be building a brick wall for my grandmother and I could really use some advice.

I am goign to be building a wall on a slope, next to her house. I've attached the picture of the area in question. I'm just going to be continuing the existing wall up the slope.


How do you think I should approach this?? Any tips?

Any little thing would be appreciated, thanks!
Its going to curve up right? If so you want to keep everything level which means you are going to have to build it really tall for the top part to be above ground.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:03 AM
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Dig down and build a level base, its the only way to build it right and tamp down the base so it wont settle over time. If you really want it to last buy some wall glue to hold the piece's in place.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:08 PM
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Terrace?

Any advice on a second terrace above the foundation one? How would I go about that?

PS It's so hard to discuss landscaping on the internet, it's all about on the job
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:19 PM
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You should really go to the hardscaping section and post this questions.

I'm sure you'll get plenty of good feedback there.

In the meantime, use this as a starting point. Really you need to do your homework thoroughly before you start.

http://www.rockwoodwalls.com/literat...20%5BEN%5D.pdf

Oh, and use a locking wall block that staggers back as you go. Geo-grid would help. Don't forget drainage, proper back-fill and techniques.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:42 PM
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Three things DRAINAGE DRAINAGE DRAINAGE. Not sure where you are but get rid of the water, Use big O drain tile, filtercloth with clear stone behind the wall to move the water away. Do lots of research and questions if you have never done this before.An old boss told me a job worth doin is a job worth doin right.
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:12 AM
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Three things DRAINAGE DRAINAGE DRAINAGE. Not sure where you are but get rid of the water, Use big O drain tile, filtercloth with clear stone behind the wall to move the water away. Do lots of research and questions if you have never done this before.An old boss told me a job worth doin is a job worth doin right.
Seeing your pic you have 3 downspouts dumping into the area you are going to be working in as well. YOU NEED TO GET THIS WATER AWAY! Run tile out beyond the wall on the top and make sure you get the water away from the footing of your wall as well. Water wrecks more walls than anything else.
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Something like this?

Use enough base (6-8" depending on soil, more fore clay, less for sand), use drain tile behind wall, use chimney depending on soil and height of wall. I'd figure out some way to take care of those drainage pipes, not having them dump on top of the wall
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I think that's a functional way to do it, but personally I'd try to make it look a little cleaner and not have the drain tile showing. I would use downspout to 4" converter fitting to go straight into the ground and then use elbows under the ground. I would try to get all the water down below the hill and then use a "bubbler" as the outlet to release the water away from the foundation of the wall. We would try to tie them all together and bring them out of the yard, but if you don't have a trencher that is a lot of work. The way you have it now you are going to get some wash out down the hill below the pipe.
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