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I need some advice on this broken wall.

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by dchauling, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. dchauling

    dchauling LawnSite Member
    Posts: 159

    This wall fell as the guy who put it up was a ******. How do I go about trying to fix it. It is a false wall and I thought of using treated 4x8 lumber to make a frame to push against the brick from the inside. I do not want to look like a clown though so I am here for some advice. Thanks

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  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    that wall is installed 100% wrong from the get go.
    it is not intended for the way it is being used.

    it is designed to lay back against the earth it retains, not to be free standing.....
  3. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 837

    If those blocks don't have a lip on the back of them I would go right ahead and build a mortared wall with them...provided you poured a strip footing first and its not a structural wall. Pointing of stuff like that takes a bit of practice.

    I could be way off the mark cause I don't know the product though.
  4. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    thats crazy , hope the nieghborhood kids dont get near that tower of pisa at the wrong time:hammerhead:
  5. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    I understand what the homeowner is trying to accomplish with that wall but its definitly the wrong product. putting a rr tie wall behind it is throwing good money after bad IMO. every solution I can think of would be Ghetto and wouldn't look good. the only real option is to get a decorative wall stone that is meant to be free standing and re-do the wall safely and correctly.
  6. tylermckee

    tylermckee LawnSite Member
    from wa
    Posts: 248

    I would walk away from that project if it were me, but it looks like you could pour a strip footing and build the wall ontop with mortar, like squizzy said. Or build a block wall behind it that is actually meant to be a free standing block wall.
  7. dchauling

    dchauling LawnSite Member
    Posts: 159

    Thanks for the info
  8. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 837

    So???...don't keep us all in suspense. How did it work out?.
  9. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    Tear out deck.
    Remove window.
    Backfill entire area
    Properly build wall
    Rebuild deck :)
  10. dchauling

    dchauling LawnSite Member
    Posts: 159

    Here is the wall fixed.

    Had to tear down wall, compact base, rebuild, support with pressure treated wood and back fill.

    Hope it lasts

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