Retaining wall on soft, wet ground.

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by BrendonTW, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. BrendonTW

    BrendonTW LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Oklahoma City
    Posts: 547

    Trying to explore options for a customers bar ditch running parallel to the street at the front of their property. This area stays wet for the most part and is wet by spring. The thing would only be maybe 3 feet high on both sides. Another option would be to install a 2.5 foot tin-horn and fill over with soil and sod it. Wanting to explore the wall option first.

    Anyone have some input for me on how to go about considering this? Not sure how the base and back fill and drainage should be modified to be installed in a damp area.
     
  2. Budlightshooter

    Budlightshooter LawnSite Member
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    Boulder wall
     
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    You need to figure out the source of
    The water and route the water away.

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  4. BrendonTW

    BrendonTW LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Oklahoma City
    Posts: 547

    When I said it is wet by spring, I meant it is spring-fed. It stays wet almost year round because it's spring fed. It's exceptionally dry right now around here and it's finally dried up for the most part.
     
  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    oh hell forget the wall in this location you are running with the street you will never die-vert the water just grade off on a angle and just lay down rip-rap for a revetment and call it good
     
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yep, I understood the spring part. We Had this problem before ourselves....after we built the wall. We used lun-drain to route the water away.

    Did the trick.


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