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Old 06-19-2011, 11:09 PM   #16
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So. this might be a nice compromise.

I beefed up your footer for the wall and moved the drain to the bottom back. This will let it drain both the wall and the patio.

I think the perf pipe has a place in the drystack walls as long as you keep it low. Raise it high and water will just shoot by.

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Depending on how far north you are, your gravel base may be a little light. 6" is recommended here in PA.
I am in MA. So I should be the same as PA. But some places say there is no requirment on base of drystack retaining wall because the wall can up and down due to they are loosely coupled.
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So. this might be a nice compromise.

I beefed up your footer for the wall and moved the drain to the bottom back. This will let it drain both the wall and the patio.
I have pipe for patio by design. The patio will be surrounded by a french drainage system for sureface water to keep them out from my house.

You can see a black pipe there from my first and third photo. That french drain system has been done last summer but the portion close to the retaining wall will be done after the wall.
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