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Old 07-01-2008, 03:12 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, 04:07 PM   #2
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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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