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Old 09-20-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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Concrete block/Wooden fence combo

The adjacent property is elevated by about four feet. I was thinking of building a three foot high concrete wall and attaching a six foot wooden fence atop the wall. I have no experience with walls, concrete or foundation requirements. Can someone gave a starting place?

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Old 09-20-2010, 07:42 PM   #2
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. Can someone gave a starting place?
the ground. It's much easier to build up than building down.

actually, I would start with your local building department or HOA to be sure you can legally build a 9 foot tall fence.
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It may not be a 9' high "fence", but a 3' high segmental retaining wall (SRW) with a 6' fence. The retaining wall requires no concrete footing (not allowed in the standard approved design) and no engineering or inspection in most areas. Most counties and municiplities have standard design plates for SRW wall since they commonly install along new sidewalks and around street widening.

You may lose 1' of land and have to backfill the wall and makes sure the backfill drainage (needed for all retaining walls) and adjoining run-off is controlled.


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