Retaining Wall Building

Although the availability of easy to install retaining wall building materials made possible building retaining walls without hiring contractors, it also promotes common retaining wall building mistakes. These common mistakes range from simple misalignment to graver structural failure. To avoid these mistakes, it's good to know them before building your retaining wall.

Here are some of the most common retaining wall building mistakes.

Misaligned building materials - these are common to modular, brick, and railroad tie retaining walls. It's irritating to see that your retaining wall is not level, thus compromising the whole look and even the integrity of the wall. You can avoid this by simply using carpenter's and ground levels to check your retaining wall level during the building stage.

Improper drainage - proper drainage is crucial to lessen the lateral pressure on the walls during rain or, when water is added to the soil held back. This will result to structural failure, and later, collapse. Installing perforated pipe along the base of the retaining wall ensuring that it will not be clogged by covering it with lose gravel and stone first before adding the soil can avoid this from happening.

Using the wrong building material - consider the volume of soil that needed to be held. Larger volumes that need taller walls can use a poured concrete material. The same is true if you're propping up a steeper slope. Interlocking modular blocks today are sturdier but be sure to ask the sales agent as to the capacity limitation of the blocks.

Not hiring contractors - the availability of easy to install retaining wall building materials often cause the exclusion of contractors when building retaining walls. Building retaining walls remains a technical matter, unless you got medium to advance masonry skills, it's best to get some professional help when constructing retaining walls.

These are just some of the common mistakes when it comes to retaining wall building. But, knowledge is power. So knowing these common mistakes is the start to avoid them.

 

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Retaining wall - WFMZ Allentown

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Woman injured after car veers over retaining wall - Topeka Capital Journal

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A woman veered off a road and over a retaining wall in west Topeka early Saturday. Lt. Chuck Haggard of the Topeka Police Department said the driver appears to have taken off at high speed after an altercation with her boyfriend, and is suspected of .

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Baltimore retaining wall collapse - the remarkable video - The .
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Nearly two inches of rain flood streets, collapse retaining wall
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Replacing a retaining wall
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Damaged highway retaining wall has Carrollton's focus - New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Damaged highway retaining wall has Carrollton's focus
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Village officials, in their efforts to address the situation, recently hired surveyor David Bodo to determine the public right-of-way in regard to where the retaining wall structure meets the highway. WHAT TO DO? EURúCourse of action won't be determined .

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Child hurt in bicycle crash with retaining wall
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Landslide work to close stretch of Columbia Heights Road
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SpencerBank retaining wall at Elm Park raising concern - Worcester Telegram

SpencerBank retaining wall at Elm Park raising concern
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Woman crashes car into retaining wall in Dayton - WHIO

Woman crashes car into retaining wall in Dayton
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A woman was taken to the hospital Saturday night after she crashed her car into a retaining wall. Crews were called around 7:15 p.m. to Neal Avenue near Forest Avenue after a woman crashed her purple Pontiac Sunfire into the stone wall, which was about .

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Damaged highway retaining wall has Carrollton's focus
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Damaged highway retaining wall has Carrollton's focus
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Causeway retaining wall research - The Times-Picayune

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Massive $2.1 million wall under construction at Campbell River dump
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Mangalore: House at Bajjodi damaged as retaining wall collapses
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One injured after pickup truck slams into east Denver wall
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Child hurt in bicycle crash with retaining wall - Grand Haven Tribune

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Child hurt in bicycle crash with retaining wall
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One injured after pickup truck slams into east Denver wall
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