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ct67_72 06-14-2009 07:13 PM

anyone tier a sloping yard?
my yard is pretty sloped and Im thinking of making a patio area, thinking of doing tiers top and bottom and using the tiers as planters . I dont think i want to make one tall wall.
any pics would be appreciated

mudmixer 06-14-2009 08:39 PM

Look at the sites of the major segmental retaining wall licensors (Allan Block, Anchor Wall Systems, Keystone and Versalok). These sites have excellent ideas and information on installation. No concrete footings are required or permitted, so that makes things easier. All the different products work the same way and just have some different appearances.

Most every part of the U.S. and many foreign countries will have several different systems. the use of these is much more common than poured walls and you can go from 1' high up to 45' high.

Most manufacturers also make pavers in similar colors and shades.


slownsteady 06-22-2009 06:03 PM

Grinnell Pavers - Home

handyguys 06-23-2009 01:04 PM

Thumbs up for Grinnell - I built a 45' long curved walk with their products - came out great. I am going to do a patio at some point and will use them again.

ct67 - I have a big grade change out the back of my house. The limitations are 45 INCHES in height depending on the specifications, footer and engineering. They can be taller but would require some special things, each mfg can tell u about that for their systems.

What I am going to do is a deck for my top level and a paver patio for my lower level. This will keep me from having to bring in heavy earth moving equipment, fill, etc.

GrantC 09-12-2009 02:09 PM

When doing a terrace of several smaller retainingwalls are there any guidleines as to how far apart the individual walls need to be to be treated as separate walls from a height perspective? I assume if the upper wall is only set back a foot from the lower wall then they should be treated as a single wall but if you wanted to put in two walls of 45 inch height would you need 2 feet between them? Three?

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