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jakkyl 10-12-2012 06:26 PM

erosion issue
 
Hi,

I'm having a bit of an erosion issue in my backyard. Right now it's at a point where the concrete for my fence posts is being undercut and it is only getting worse.

I was thinking about a retaining wall, but don't know if that's the best option.


The house is in Raleigh, NC. I've only owned it since February of this year.

here is the worst area
http://i.imgur.com/C2Cq2.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/3X1yb.jpg

Here is the full shot of the area
http://i.imgur.com/3B22J.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/bki2S.jpg

it's about 3-3.5' vertically from where the fence is to where the water naturally drains, about 9' horizontally. See pic.
http://i.imgur.com/kNV8e.jpg

What are your thoughts? This is my first house and first yard so I don't know all that much. I've also got another erosion issue on the other end of the yard, but that's for a different thread.

Bondo 10-13-2012 07:59 AM

Ayuh,... I see abit of settlement, but no erosion...

user1007 10-13-2012 09:36 AM

I think you could accomplish what you need to with some minor regrading.

Bushman 10-14-2012 06:57 AM

Nothing major there, if you can get grass to grow that should take care of it. Nice thick grass will do just fine. Cheap too!

jakkyl 10-14-2012 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bushman (Post 1030426)
Nothing major there, if you can get grass to grow that should take care of it. Nice thick grass will do just fine. Cheap too!

I'll give this a try. Any recommendations on grass type? This is in Raleigh, NC.


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