The adjacent property is elevated by about four feet. I was thinking of building a three foot high concrete wall and attaching a six foot wooden fence atop the wall. I have no experience with walls, concrete or foundation requirements. Can someone gave a starting place?
Last edited by dbb2000; 09-20-2010 at 08:02 PM.
Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota - Latitude 45.057 Longitude -93.074
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Concrete block/Wooden fence combo
It may not be a 9' high "fence", but a 3' high segmental retaining wall (SRW) with a 6' fence. The retaining wall requires no concrete footing (not allowed in the standard approved design) and no engineering or inspection in most areas. Most counties and municiplities have standard design plates for SRW wall since they commonly install along new sidewalks and around street widening.
You may lose 1' of land and have to backfill the wall and makes sure the backfill drainage (needed for all retaining walls) and adjoining run-off is controlled.
Last edited by concretemasonry; 09-20-2010 at 10:57 PM.