My Failing Retaining Wall


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Old 06-03-08, 06:22 PM
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My Failing Retaining Wall

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It was a tough winter here in Quebec...

Above and behind you can see the neighbors garage. The dirt road that goes there runs above the wall.

What would you pros do with this mess? We're open to the idea of taking it down and filling to grade. Losing that garage access would suck but it's not essential. The garage will need a total rebuild within the next five years anyway, I would say. I'd really appreciate some guidance!
Thanks,
Oliver.
 

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Old 06-03-08, 07:31 PM
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The first thing I would do is get rid of the Mac, so I would be compatible with the rest of the world.....

Just kidding. It won't let me look at the pics.
 
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Old 06-03-08, 07:35 PM
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Doh! I'll try to insert them



Guess that didn't work. I'll try to find another place to host them. Apologies
 
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My Failing Retaining Wall

I was possible to see the phots.

The wall is obviously history and will go.

Your question is do you want to take a chance on an unscheduled failure or when you control when you take to out and rebuilding the slope or wall. - The timing is up to you and Mother Nature and the weather.
 
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Old 06-03-08, 08:12 PM
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No, we're pulling the sucker down this month for sure. My question is, what do we replace it with?
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Oliver.
 
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Old 06-04-08, 07:09 AM
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It embankment is a bit tall for a single segmented retaining wall without engineering design. You might be able to build a terraced area that would not exceed the limitations on the height of a single wall without engineering design. A segmented retaining wall in the proper setting is achievable.
 
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Old 06-05-08, 07:15 PM
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Thanks. Do you know any sites that might help me figure out the loads and code requirements? I'm thinking I should just find a consulting engineer, to be sure. It's pretty steep, and it seems like all the old stuff around here is way under-engineered, so not a good starting point.
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Old 06-07-08, 04:47 PM
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All terraced designs should be engineered, if the seperation of the wall is less than twice the height. Look on the Versa-lok website, they have some pretty good information regarding design requirements.
 
 

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