retaining wall pipe

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by cooksjr537, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. cooksjr537

    cooksjr537 LawnSite Member
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    Is there any suggestions that what type of drainage pipe works the best when building a retaining wall?
  2. bottlefed89

    bottlefed89 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 243

    Just depends on the situation. If you have something specific in mind send a pic up. Usually I just run perforated corrugated 4" along with the wall, but anything from any drains or gutters or anything will get non-perf, or pvc.
  3. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    I agree with bottlefed.

    For 99% of the walls that most on here will build, a 4" perforated drain tile behind the base course will be sufficient. Outlet the tile to daylight, once it's out from behind the wall it needs to be adapted to non-perf though.

    I think I've only run 6" pipe behind a wall once, and I still consider that as major overkill. But that's what the LA wanted.....


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