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Old 11-28-2016, 12:26 AM   #1
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Hello All!!

Thank you so much in advance for any help.

I am kicking myself right now because I hired someone to install a 20 ft cinder block wall at the side of my driveway and he didnt do as I asked and now I am concerned.

The wall looks great but he did not install any drainage and when I asked about a drain behind the wall before fillimg in the soil etc, he said it was not needed because it was not high enough or that much pressure behind the wall.
There is rebar properly installed but I still am not confident that the drainage will be sufficient and not cause damage to the wall soomer than I would like.

I would like to dig up behind the wall and add drainsge and also reinforce the wall while I am at it.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what i can do or how?

Thanks so much!! I am hoping to get to it before the winter really hits us
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:59 AM   #2
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Hello All!!

Thank you so much in advance for any help.

I am kicking myself right now because I hired someone to install a 20 ft cinder block wall at the side of my driveway and he didnt do as I asked and now I am concerned.

The wall looks great but he did not install any drainage and when I asked about a drain behind the wall before fillimg in the soil etc, he said it was not needed because it was not high enough or that much pressure behind the wall.
There is rebar properly installed but I still am not confident that the drainage will be sufficient and not cause damage to the wall soomer than I would like.

I would like to dig up behind the wall and add drainsge and also reinforce the wall while I am at it.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what i can do or how?

Thanks so much!! I am hoping to get to it before the winter really hits us
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If you plan on hacking apart the wall your contractor built for you, may I suggest the DIY forum.

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