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Old 03-18-2018, 12:03 PM   #1
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Help with retaining wall


Hello all, thank you in advance for your input. I want to build a 90 degree corner retaining wall to flatten out a portion of my back yard a little bit. The wall will be about 2 feet tall. Since I live on a slope, should I worry about installing a drain pipe for a wall not that tall? And if I should, how would I drain it to daylight, since the corner is the lowest point? Thanks for your advice.
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:32 PM   #2
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A little bit of stone (golf ball size approx.) behind the wall should suffice. This way the wet dirt isn't being pushed against the wall, the water will trickle down through the stone rather than pushing on the wall. If it is extremely wet, you could add a few weep holes in the wall. A 2 ft wall, you could easily straighten up later if something goes wrong.
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:00 PM   #3
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How deep below grade do you plan to go?
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:19 AM   #4
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