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Old 03-10-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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new pole building on existing asphalt driveway that sits on a retaining wall

Hi everyone,
I recently purchased an old garage I want to convert into a pole building.I have an asphalt driveway with a large pad on it but the back side of it has a retaining wall that is about 6 feet tall. Question 1: how far away from the edge of the wall should I drill for posts to avoid the gravel backfill and drainage tile at the bottom, or do i not need to worry about hitting the edge of the gravel? Question 2: I also assume I need to go at least as deep as the wall is tall to hit virgin soil but I am not sure if that is deep enough or if I should go a little deeper to really plant it well.
All comments are appreciated,


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Old 03-10-2013, 04:51 PM   #2
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Those would be questions you would need to be asking your local ordinance office, since they are the ones that will have to issue the permit, to allow you to place the structure on your property.


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