Retainage against fenced boundary

Old 09-30-00, 10:00 AM
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We recently installed a concrete-based sport court in our back yard. The edge of the court is about 4 1/2 feet from and existing cedar fence. The drop from the top of the concrete to the bottom of the fence is 14". I would like to raise the ground to the level of the court all the way to the fence and put in grass or some kind of ground cover. What are some options as far as retaining against the fence line. Thanks.
Old 09-30-00, 06:48 PM
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Here are 2 possibilities:

1. Leaving fence in place, put in a concrete wall to bring your ground bed level with the sport court. In doing this you will need to consider whether you need to access the bottom of the fence to paint, replace, repair and how much room you will need to leave between wall and fence to allow you to do so.

In leaving the room between wall and fence do consider whether there is a safety issue of someone running after a ball and dropping a foot off over the edge. Possible injury factor.

2. Remove fence, install concrete wall, fill, and re-install fence at new level. This will leave you with a level area all the way to the fence and full access to fence for maintenace/replacement.

You will need to take any codes re: fence height, boundary lines, your neighbors, etc. into consideration.

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