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Old 07-01-2008, 04:12 PM   #1
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cmu wall with gate is leaning


i have attached 2 pictures so you can understand what i am talking about.
I am looking for any suggestions as to how to fix. You can see from the pictures that i have a clamp on the small wall so i can get the gate door to barly open.
it also looks like the long wall that is perpendicular is tilting slightly to the left.

Would some L brackets and cement screws work? or should i try to take the top blocks apart and build from the lower 3 blocks back up?
any suggestions or help would be most excellent.

I am in Phoenix az if that matters at all.
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:07 PM   #2
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cmu wall with gate is leaning


The walls look fine except they were not properly bonded or tied together.

The problem is that you have footing that is tilting or settling. - That is not an easy or quick fix.

As a temporary repair, attach large angles with big anchors well embedded in both walls. Depending on th the wind and moisture in the soil, it will work for a while.

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That is going to be a sidewalk at some point. CM, the wall will probably pull the gate-wall with it. There also appears to be a structural crack running horizontally along the wall.

At some point in the future, you will have to tear down that wall, or spend a lot of money to correct the foundation, or both.
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