Monday, March 23, 2009
Retaining walls have a high chance of settling, bowing, leaning or cracking; especially if the weep holes are too shallow. Weep holes allow the moisture that builds up between the wall and the dirt to escape.
Wood retaining walls can require replacing the broken or rotted boards, while masonry retaining walls can be much more expensive to repair; while you certainly can have them repaired you can also replace the broken pieces with Pressure Treated Lumber, simply because it is less expensive and more easily drained. Remember, proper grading behind retaining walls is essential.
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