keepin car from sliding in neighbors yard in winter


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Old 09-06-06, 12:04 PM
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keepin car from sliding in neighbors yard in winter

my lot is alot higher then my neibor, i have a 6-7 feet cliff right now all along the edge of my driveway, its just rocks pilled up. last winter i had 2 trucks almost go right over the edge into the neibors yard. i want to avoid it this year.

we are putting in a retaining wall in a few weeks. we will pill up a few of those big 2x3' cement blocks all the way down. this will make the hill neat and solid but what can i add on top to act as a car stoper?
 
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If you are building an actual block wall I would erect it a coarse or 2 higher than the top ground.

You also could use RR ties, drill a hole thru them and drive rebar thru to secure them to the ground.
 
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well it is a block wall but the blocks are huge 2 feet by 3 feet. so if we went a block higher it would be hidious and impractical

rr ties might be a solution, but im not sure if it matches with our landscape.

ive thought about adding a row or 2 of smaller blocks on top of the big ones but then i need a way of making them stay. cement them in place?
 
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I'm not familiar with blocks of that size but as long as they are laid on a footer I don't see any reason not to lay a coarse or 2 of 8" block on top of it.
 
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keepin car from sliding in neighbors yard in winter

The big blocks are not laid on a footing. Not pracyical and never recommended.

How about buying some parking lot bumpers or wheel stops. At least they would go with the big blocks and are just high enough to work, but not high enough to be ugly. They usually have holes for rebar anchors.

Dick
 
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Old 09-06-06, 06:20 PM
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yeah, parking bumper stoper, thats a great idea!
 
 

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