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Old 01-31-2013, 05:10 PM   #16
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If someone did not pore a proper footing and the wall is tipping then there'a no since adding more on top of it, only going to make it tip faster with more weight.

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Okay so 1st image is of the "worst" part of the wall. Second and third pics are there to try and show how it connects to the driveway. And fourth pic shows length
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It looks like someone built up a block wall on top of a curb. I bet its the same size curb as it is on the opposite side of the driveway.
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After looking closer at it, it seems it would be easy enough to knock down. But then lies the issue with building some sort of water control system.

All seems like a big job. But the contractor I had quote me for a fence said $3000 so I'm looking for a DIY option haha.
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3000 for a fence huh!?!? I built a nice one this summer in my backyard. It cost me about $12.50 / l.f.

If it were my place I'd remove the loosest parts of a small section and see how it is constructed all the way down. It looks like someone put a wall on top of the concrete curb that was likely there when the driveway was originally placed. They used those steel angles to try and reinforce the new concrete wall that they put up.

If it indeed was built in two stages I'd remove all of the top courses, leaving the bottom 4" of concrete there for not only water retention but also to anchor your fence posts to.
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My suggestion is to use the existing block wall to support a fence. The fence posts could be 2x4 instead of 4x4 with the metal posts in the block wall used to fasten the posts. This could take a ledger board on top of the block wall. I would fasten the end post to the garage wall, and dig another post hole at the end of the block wall to anchor that other end of the fence. The fence would not set on top of the block wall, but go to the driveway leaning against the block wall. This would cost a lot less than $3K.
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My suggestion is to use the existing block wall to support a fence. The fence posts could be 2x4 instead of 4x4 with the metal posts in the block wall used to fasten the posts. This could take a ledger board on top of the block wall. I would fasten the end post to the garage wall, and dig another post hole at the end of the block wall to anchor that other end of the fence. The fence would not set on top of the block wall, but go to the driveway leaning against the block wall. This would cost a lot less than $3K.
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This seems like a very reasonable option. From what I have calculated out so far it would cost about $550 in material (for pre-fabed pannels) and the labor would be no more intensive than screwing the panels to the 2x4's (or whatever sized wood would be flush with the wall)... Seems like a completely viable weekend project to me.
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i suppose you should contact a proper contractor so that you will take no stress and let the do their work..
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Is that wall a retaining wall to keep the ground and the driveway from breaking up and falling into the neighbor's property?
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It does not have any structural purpose that I can see. It is built on top of the retaining wall that is meant to keep my property from become my neighbors property.

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