Retaining wall with possible fence built?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by meets1, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Building a wall. It's against an earthen building. Building is ramped up with dirt 8ft tall at tallest point and spreads a total of 50 ft from building. One wall but will tier it down. Owner wants a fence installed as well. Can I anchor into block? That's all fresh fill for cement footing work. There open for options. Wood fence, chain link. Need for fence just so if kids climb up there no one falls 8ft down. Ideas?
     
  2. clipfert

    clipfert LawnSite Member
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    Look at product called Sleeve It. Works very well. Do. Not install any fence on wall. Is this an engineered wall. I am assuming it isn't since engineer would have specified how to install fence.
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  3. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
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    We have used sleeve it a few times now, we push it when ever we feel a wall calls for a fence
     
  4. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    No engineered wall. I'll look up the sleeve idea
     
  5. themadcutter

    themadcutter LawnSite Senior Member
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    is this wall going to be 8' high at its highest point and hold back dirt?


    If your not going to have it engineered then ask a lot of questions.
     
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wall needs engineered. 13 yrs from now you could be sued.

    We have never used sleeve it. Just hand dig the hole
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  7. clipfert

    clipfert LawnSite Member
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    Hand dig a post hole into clean stone behind a wall. Good luck with that. Do it right. Use the Sleeve It. You'll be digging forever as the hole will keep collapsing.
     
  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Or use sonotube
     
  9. clipfert

    clipfert LawnSite Member
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    Sonotube will crush during compaction. If it gets wet it's also toast.
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  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Exactly :)

    Fences have been around long before anyone here, no need for costly contraptions.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2013

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