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Old 09-08-2011, 10:04 PM   #1
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My neighbor has some plants/trees he is going to take out now that I showed him what his roots are doing. My walls have 8" wide pilasters with 4" wide blocks crossing a 15' span between pilasters. The roots have raised the wall 1". The roots have worked their way between the 7th course and 8th course if you are counting from the top to the bottom.As you can imagine we have original loose mortar still is place but the gaps have widened. And the 7th course is moving it's way into my yard slowly from the force of so many roots growing and pushing. Meaning the 7th row is no longer sitting exactly on top of the 8th row.I am thinking there is no quick fix here. If someone says I have to take the wall apart and reset the blocks will someone tell me an easy way to remove the blocks without breaking them. The wall was built in 1965 and I dont know if I can even get the same color ones anymore.Thanks

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What part of the country do you live in?

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I live in orange county
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Could be quite a few states.
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Florida,I bet.
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Texas
New York
California
North Carolina
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Indiana
Vermont


Washington County appears in 31 states--That's the most common.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:30 AM   #6
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I think you are talking about a retaining wall and not a basement wall?
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Florida,I bet.
Did you pull Florida out of your moderators tool box?
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Grand parents lived in Florida----Orange county---I didn't make it to California til I was much older.

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