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Old 06-30-2017, 12:34 PM  
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Allan block wall a little higher than code would allow has leaned forward just a little passed center maybe 1* instead of leaning back 9*, it is been like that for years i think. At what point do you say it has to be brought down and rebuilt.


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You may find answers in here: http://www.allanblock.com/contractor.aspx
Sounds like a case of knowing, rather than DIY guessing.


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You may find answers in here: http://www.allanblock.com/contractor.aspx
Sounds like a case of knowing, rather than DIY guessing.
I was hoping to hear the stories of at what point they fall over.

Their answer is cut and dry , rebuild it.
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Well the beauty of a dry block wall is that the block can be re-used
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Well the beauty of a dry block wall is that the block can be re-used
The lady wants to put pavers down on the upper level so it has to be good. But you can't blame her for asking, it would really add to the labour bill.

All the pros are saying take it down and I agree but no one can say it will fall down when --------. So I thought I would ask
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All the pros are saying take it down and I agree but no one can say it will fall down when --------. So I thought I would ask
Can anyone predict the future moisture content of the soil, both retained and supporting, or at what % the soil will become unstable and incapable of supporting either the wall or that retained?


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