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Old 10-10-2017, 09:08 AM   #1
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Building Retaining Wall with Fence on Top


I'm building a new "L" shaped retaining wall in my backyard, in which is the highest point will be 6' tall. I'm going to put a wood fence along the top, and wondering how to best set the posts as I'll have 12" of rock for drainage behind the wall + geogrid for reinforcement.

1) is it easier to dig the posts afterwards? I have a manual post-hole digger, but wondering if possible to go through that rock backfill & geogrid

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2) should I attempt to set posts in which backfilling and building wall? This seems difficult to me to set these posts in a line + they would be in the way of the compactor.

Any suggestions are helpful. Attached is a pic of my starting point of where I ripped out sod where the new wall will go (the old wall will be gone). thanks
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I have bolted fence posts to the outside.
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:26 PM   #3
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Ayuh,..... I'd auger the holes, after the wall is completed,....
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