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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, I'm working on a retaining wall project and hope you guys can offer some valuable input. I have a sloped flower bed at the base of my driveway that ends with a 28-inch high ugly cinderblock and concrete retaining wall that is leaning. A friend suggested I reinforce it by building another...
  2. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We have these retaining walls that are beginning to bow out and lean a bit on our home we just purchased a few months ago. I did a little exploratory digging and I noticed that drainage appeared very poor. Lots of moisture in the soil and no gravel fill behind or under the existing wall. I...
  3. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am tackling a retaining wall and would like this curved style. Question is... How is this built?? I was planning to dig a trench for a concrete footing, but not sure how these vertical pieces would be secured. And how to incorporate deadmen? Appreciate any insight or ideas.
  4. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am intending to build a short retaining wall, only 12" high, the height of one large cinder block. It will be close to the foundation with 12" of space between the back of the cinder block and the foundation wall. My questions are this: 1) Do I need to account for drainage with a pipe...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi I am getting new concrete getting poured at my house. I am also doing a small sitting area i am going to do after the concrete is cured. I am new to building cinder block walls so i wanted to know if i should have vertical rebar put into the concrete when being poured for better structure...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am guessing no one will even touch this as I cannot seem to get my idea across with just words...but here goes.. I am putting in a retaining wall, roughly 50' long and 4' high. Yes drainage and yes footer blocks. The question is how it ends. It starts flush with the house, curves to the...
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