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Help figuring out drainage on retaining wall

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by pitrack, May 12, 2009.

  1. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,048

    Hey guys I don't have a pic of the actual site, I will get one tomorrow. This is a pic I took off the net of a similar setup. My problem is tieing the wall into the stairs so it looks smooth. I figured the best alternative would be to build a couple serparate walls and tier it. Then the walls would go with the steps better. I know it is hard to tell in the pic what I am talking about. If I do go with a tiered setup, how should I work the drain pipe for the top wall? Both walls will come off the foundation of the house on one end, then meet up with the stairs on the other so I can't have it drain on an end. Am I safe to run the upper drain pipe under the base of the upper wall and tie it into the lower drain then daylight it on the face of the lower wall? I am really having trouble figuring out the best way to build this wall so it looks good with the stairs. Like I said a picture will be up tomorrow, just trying to get ideas for now. Btw, blocks will be Anchor Diamond Pro blocks. Thanks for the help.


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