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Old 05-03-2018, 01:29 PM   #1
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Retaining wall for shed


I'm planning on putting a 14x20 shed/garage at the back corner of our property about 6 feet up from the water. It's obviously way out of level but it's really my only option. I got a bid to do a retaining wall using nice blocks and filling it with gravel. It was $9,000 which is not doable. What other options do I have? Would buiding it using treated wood be a drastic price difference? The shed is on 6x6 runners. Would concrete piers be an option? Thanks for any replies.
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Clarification of the building use, has to be determined before the supports can be. A shed/garage combo ? Will the garage have a gravel floor ? Concrete floor ? Have a sketch with dimensions to show individual building sizes /wall layout ?
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It's just for my rider and some miscellaneous stuff. It has a 3/4 plywood floor.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:40 PM   #4
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No location in your profile, is this in a flood zone?
No way would I be spending that kind of money on a retain wall!
If I had to do it I'd be laying it out and installing poured piers to set soild concrete blocks on to act as piers.
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Updated the location. No not in a flood location.
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:14 PM   #6
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Why not just set the shed upon pillars? Certainly cheaper and less expensive than retaining wall.
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:28 PM   #7
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6 feet from that water? I'd be concerned about having a solid footing.

What you could do is a stepped footing with block on top to raise it high enough out of the ground to then build side and back walls.

Or you can do like they did here with a ramp for whatever you'll be driving into it.

Build a shed on a slope



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