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lashkl

05:35AM | 04/27/04
Member Since: 04/26/04
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Help! I just bought a house that is a split level ranch with a walk out basement! Unfortunately the walk out is right into a railroad tie retaining wall! And...it is falling down- towards the house! This wall is apx 12-15'tall. The front side of the wall is my front yard! (Which is quite small). I have an acre of land, but most of it is side and back yard. It is all sloping, but this is the worst part of it. Can anyone give me some suggestions! Thanks!

treebeard

08:03AM | 04/28/04
Member Since: 01/14/03
264 lifetime posts
Unfortunately, on the surface of it, it sounds like you're in need of a new wall, and a major wall at that. Your best bet would be to contact a local contractor in your area that can handle removing and rebuilding a wall of that size while shoring up the existing slope when the old wall is removed.


homebild

10:33AM | 04/28/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Treebeard has it correct.

You need a new wall.

You might be able to consider a Versa Lok type wall to save on some excavation costs....

http://www.versa-lok.com/

lashkl

01:42PM | 04/28/04
Member Since: 04/26/04
2 lifetime posts
Well, I have an appointment set up with an engineer, due to the fact that there are gas lines, and water lines running through the front yard. I guess I will wait and see what he has to say. I did check out the site, and found it very informative. Thanks!!!!!
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