DIY retaining wall w/ fence.. Need it redone and done correctly..
Ok.. so we are getting ready to build and I have mentioned this in another section but figured I would post it over here.. The wall that is currently on the property was done totally incorrectly.. Basically they just stacked some blocks and hoped for the best.. No geogrid, no drainage, no proper backfill, etc... I am the do it yourself type of guy and figure with the help of some friends and family we can get it done right.. At the highest the wall should not be over 4ft.. That is measuring from the ground up, not anything below grade..
We do have some restrictions.. While we want the wall done correctly, we dont want to sacrifice/lose to much of the property doing this.. We have family living next to us so it helps with putting the wall in and digging into their property.. With that being said there is only 2 feet of space between the back of our blocks and the beginning of their walkways start.. I am thinking of using something similar to the Allan Block 824 style block with the long anchoring unit.. From what I have been gathering these blocks can be used to build walls greater then 9ft in height and help when there is not enough room to use geogrid.. This also helps with limiting how much space we use.. We are hoping that we can dig into our family's property about 1 foot and then have the remaining 1 foot onto our property.. (Blocks are 2 feet deep).. We were also looking at the Keystone Standard blocks which are also approx 2 feet deep... The wall will be approximately 140 feet long and 4ft high at its highest point..
Just wanted to see if anyone had experience with either of the above products or with gravity walls in general.. I have been reading up on them and getting more detailed information.. I am going to get a price quote to have a professional do the job, but if I can do it myself I would be interested..