How Do I end my retaining wall?


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Old 05-29-12, 05:59 PM
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How Do I end my retaining wall?

hi all, I have a question, I just bought a new house with a empty backyard covered with dirt, at the end of my backyard, it have a 30deg slope up and connect to my neighbors backyard, he house was build about 3' above ground. all 3 side of my neighbor are separate with wood fence.
I am planing to building a small retaining/planter wall along the slope; about 2'6 tall. however, I do not knwo how is the wall going to start/end with my neighbor's fence.. should I build it offset 1-2 foot from the face of the fence? or should I just start right at the fence? also, do you guys think a 6x8x16 slump block will hold or should i use 8x8x16 CMU block, please help -thank you Name:  IMAG0725.jpg
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Why do you want a retaining wall there? What's the reason for it?
 
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Old 06-03-12, 03:16 PM
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need it to cover the dirt in the back and do a planter wall
 
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Old 06-03-12, 03:51 PM
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I would return the wall on both ends into the slope. I think a space of 3' between the end of the wall and the fence would be good. Gives you enough space to get in there and maybe even plant something.
 
 

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