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Quick Column Summary: Cracked concrete retaining wall on home Was steel installed, or installed incorrectly Fix with steel plates or helical wall anchors Get the right installer to do the job DEAR TIM: Thirteen years ago, a long poured concrete retaining wall was installed when our home was built. We didn’t hire the builder and […]

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It is possible to build a stacked rock wall. Different techniques are required if the rock wall is to be a retaining wall or just a fence type wall. Be sure to calculate the weight of the earth pushing against the stacked rock wall if it will be a retaining wall.

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Natural stone retaining walls can be found all over New England. A rock wall can last hundreds of years if the wall design and construction is done properly. Rock walls can be used either as a retaining wall or a simple fence. Because of the weight of the stones care must be taken when building a retaining wall.

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Building a rock retaining wall can add a lot of your property. But a rock retaining wall is a major project. Retaining wall rocks are heavy and the rock retaining wall design must be able to withstand a tremendous amount of pressure.

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A stone wall can enhance your yard. Stone wall construction is not hard if the natural stone wall is less then 24-inches tall. Discovery some of the tips when learning how to build a stone wall.

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Retaining walls have too be strong enough to hold back the soil behind them. How to build a retaining wall depends upon many factors. Will the retaining wall have to support a heavy vehicle, a building or just leveling out the yard. Frost must be addressed when building a retain wall.

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Retaining walls create level surfaces in sloping areas. Build a retaining wall improperly and nature will regain her curves! Ancient civilizations have passed on knowledge of how to build a retaining wall. Four ways of building retaining walls have been used and improved through time, and these types are discussed here.

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Retaining walls need sound planning. Consider soil, drainage, loads, retaining wall height, site geology,etc. Any retaining wall blocks reaching over 3 or 4 feet deserve an engineer's attention. Don't skimp on professional assist or research. Consult listed resources to do your due diligence.

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Segmental retaining walls offer year round construction and require no mortar, making them a DIY possibility. A segmental retaining wall can be built in a variety of shapes and designs using decorative concrete or concrete block. Retaining walls higher than four feet should be engineered by a professional.

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