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Old 07-31-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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retaining wall out of plumb 5/16" on 3 foot vert


So my neighbor has his contractor build a retaining wall on the property line, was to be 5 feet tall, but he only had it built 3 feet. The new wall is butted up to an existing 6 foot cinderblock wall. That wall is plumb. The new one is leaning away from my property I have one an elevated property. They are going to finish it to 5 feet, but I am concerned that if there is 5/16" in 24" inches above my slab it will be out over a 1/2" at 5 feet. Also, there is a 3/4 inch gap between my driveway edge and the wall, what can I use to fill that gap?

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Most every segmental retaining wall has "batter" built into the system, and most lean back into the surcharge at about 1.5" for every foot of height. Other than asthetic issues, I don't see a problem with it. As for the 3/4" gap, just wait until they're finished, as they'll likely fill the gap themselves, as it's relatively imperative to the future success of the wall.
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