Hello, I'm new to this site, just having found it this morning. I'm no professional landscaper, my husband and I maintain 2 other yards in our neighborhood. That's the extent of our "business". However, I have a big problem with my retaining wall. I think it's pretty serious, but I need informed opinions before I get taken to the cleaners. We bought this house a year ago and the retaining wall had been patched along the top in places. It's about 90 years old. Our house is built along a slope, though the plot has been mostly levelled and as a result, we have about a five to six foot drop from our front yard to the street, held in with this stone wall. Drainage is good, the wall is just old. Last Spring, we noticed a fissure near the front corner beside the driveway. The crack begins at the top of the wall, and goes down approximately 3.5 feet. It's deep and goes all the way through the wall. Sorry you can't see much in these photos, my camera quit but I can try to get some with my phone later if needed. I'm very worried about losing the front of my wall, or at least a large section of the front corner. I live in Missouri and our winters generally involve several freezing/thawing periods. I know ice forming in that crack and expanding repeatedly will certainly damage it further, if not force it to completely separate. The cost of a new wall is far beyond our means, at least for now. Is there anything I can do about this on my own to prolong the wall until we can afford to replace it? Is there any fixing this with out ripping it out and rebuilding it? Any suggestions at all?