Quantcast
Jump to content

  • Do you own an ATV? Join our Forum!

    As a member, you can post in our forums, upload your photos and videos, use and contribute to our downloads, create your own member page, add your ATV events, and even start your own ATV club to host your own club forum and gallery.  Registration is fast and you can even login with social network accounts to sync your profiles and content.

06kfx440

Retaining wall.

Recommended Posts

I have a job to to. My retaining wall collapsed and was all over my driveway. This happened about a week ago. The previous owner had it installed. They used 6"x4" block that was glued together. It's approximately 4' high and 70' long.

 

To my knowledge they should have used 12"x8" interlocking bricks that needed bracing to go into the hill behind it. My insurance company will cover the cost of material and labor. But I've done this before and if I can make some money on it, then why not diy. Any thoughts on what to use da8e76d377b3e21479d7ab18f0ab7d50.jpg

 

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


The trick is to reduce the weight of the soil more to the bottom of the wall and have good drainage. I may have to do this down the road on a smaller wall we have that is leaning a bit. I would use concrete block, some rebar, maybe 1 - 2 inch gravel for drainage behind the wall with possibly some corrugated piping for additional drainage if needed. There's some good images you can google to get some ideas.

 

image.png.0e09b285bc648b5d87a18cf49901eaf3.png

 

image.png.84edfb489ecc420addfb7a96ac7a9996.png

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

See. I would use block. It's inexpensive and easy to work with. But over time block disintegrates. Same with rail road ties. That's why I was thinking interlock bricks. But if you feel it would hold out for 20+ years. I'm all for it. I know that drainage is key and I believed that it was done. Until I ran a snake thru the drainage exit and it stopped 10 feet in. Would I have to use a vibrator to ensure the cement travels to the bottom?

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with @Ajmboy but I’m a fan of taking the block wall out completely. Peel back the soil far enough back and form out and pour a footing with rebar sticking up. Then after the footing is set and cured form out a new retaining wall and pour a new wall with concrete. Strip it down and you will never have to touch it again. Before you back fill you add some crushed stone and a piece of perforated drain pipe along the bottom back side of the wall and back fill it.  

 

You can add some pieces of 1” pvc weep holes through the wall at the bottom every 10 feet but water will weep out and feeeze and that’s a pain in the ass.  Salt etc.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have 3 feet to my property line and the village I live in doesn't allow building anything on or close to that line. I do agree with a form build then block but I'd be taking away from my driveway. So brick is the way to go?

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk

And item 4 or 1/2" stone?

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Topics

    • By weblex
      Friends, being the owner of a far from new ATV, I often come across a search for various owner's manuals, service guides, parts manuals, etc. It is not easy to find suitable documents for every quad. Therefore, I present to your attention a website that contains various instructions for ATVs from well-known manufacturers: https://www.ATVownersmanual.com
      Currently only 3 manufacturers are represented here: Can-Am, Polaris, Yamaha - and only about 1200 instructions for various models. Little later other brands and missing instructions will be added.
      What will be convenient for you: all documents are in PDF format. If necessary, you can download them to your computer and use offline. The documents are structured by brand, year and model. There is no advertising (yet).
      I am happy to hear criticism and recommendations. If you have missing or rare instructions, send them to PM or to the website's email: info [...at...] atvownersmanual [...dot...] com.
    • By Outkast7222
      Well been lurking for a couple years, figured its time to say hey! Been riding in MN since the early 80's been on just about anything and everything with a motor. If you are from the area hit me up! Currently riding a 2018 Sportsman XP 1000, but thinking of going to a General or possibly a Maverick Trail.
    • By Admin
      View File 2018 Textron Stampede 4 Owner's Manual
      2018 Textron Stampede 4 Owner's Manual
      Submitter Admin Submitted 04/09/2020 Category Textron Off Road UTV  
    • By bellssn690
      Hello all. I'm a new owner of a like-new 2013 Rancher. I'm hoping to get enough information to keep/maintain my new atv. It's in great condition but I've noticed that it wants to die after running great for a while and I come to a stop. It's like it chokes itself out. Not sure why but it'll start up again but it's in such nice shape I want to make sure I keep it that way. Thanks for any advice and help in advance.
    • By quadmaniac
      The 2020 ATV Girls Deluxe Wall Calendar is available on Amazon for under $13 for anyone interested. 😋

       
      There's also the Moto365 2020 ATV Race Calendar on Amazon for under $13

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...