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Chrisnj99 06-23-2008 07:20 PM

Can I remove a section of a wall?
 
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Hi guys, I have a retaining wall the runs the depth of my property, it's 12" high along the driveway (30'+), and about 24" high along the house (20'), and 48" high along the backyard (45'). The section that runs along the house is crumbling and collapsed over, can I just remove it, level it, and put decorative rock and bushes. Or does it have any structural significance?

I know it's not holding the house up, or retaing anything other that the dirt that behind it (about 30" wide). Since the wall connects to the house at the driveway and backyard, the middle section looks like it's just for show.

See the pics, by the way I know I need to fix the section that connects the backyard wall to the house, I'm planning on removing them and inserting new block, but any tips welcomed!

Thanks for the help! --Chris


Chrisnj99 06-23-2008 07:20 PM

Can I remove a section of a wall?
 
3 Attachment(s)

Hi guys, I have a retaining wall the runs the depth of my property, it's 12" high along the driveway (30'+), and about 24" high along the house (20'), and 48" high along the backyard (45'). The section that runs along the house is crumbling and collapsed over, can I just remove it, level it, and put decorative rock and bushes. Or does it have any structural significance?

I know it's not holding the house up, or retaing anything other that the dirt that behind it (about 30" wide). Since the wall connects to the house at the driveway and backyard, the middle section looks like it's just for show.

See the pics, by the way I know I need to fix the section that connects the backyard wall to the house, I'm planning on removing them and inserting new block, but any tips welcomed!

Thanks for the help! --Chris


Chrisnj99 06-23-2008 07:20 PM

Can I remove a section of a wall?
 
3 Attachment(s)

Hi guys, I have a retaining wall the runs the depth of my property, it's 12" high along the driveway (30'+), and about 24" high along the house (20'), and 48" high along the backyard (45'). The section that runs along the house is crumbling and collapsed over, can I just remove it, level it, and put decorative rock and bushes. Or does it have any structural significance?

I know it's not holding the house up, or retaing anything other that the dirt that behind it (about 30" wide). Since the wall connects to the house at the driveway and backyard, the middle section looks like it's just for show.

See the pics, by the way I know I need to fix the section that connects the backyard wall to the house, I'm planning on removing them and inserting new block, but any tips welcomed!

Thanks for the help! --Chris



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