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I am to give an estimate to put in a retaining wall along a driveway. How should one be installed? I never did one before, not sure I want to, but what does it entail?
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I am to give an estimate to put in a retaining wall along a driveway. How should one be installed? I never did one before, not sure I want to, but what does it entail?
I have installed a retaining wall for my mom...your going to be getting into a good bit of work.

Im not a pro or anything, I learned mostly how to do it from the internet. I dug out the area the wall was going to be placed in, put stone down tamped and leveled it. I layed out a string so I had a straight line to follow. I put down the first layer of block, which in the end was slightly underground for the base. I then just layed the other blocks on top until I got to the top tier which I glued on.
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There are alot of different factors concerning retaining walls, liability being number one, If you can , talk with someone that does this regularly before you try to bid it...Good luck....
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Dont tackle this unless you know what your doing. Like was stated above there are a ton of factors that could be an issue. How much of a slope are you putting the wall against. Do you need rebar? Depending on size and severity of slope it it could be a tough job. Dont do it if you dont know whats up. It could make you look really bad and could lead to major problems.
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How long and how high would it be?
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I have not done measurements as yet, looks like a wall already exists, they want to replace this wall, just looking for an estimate to do it.

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My back hurts just thinking about it.

I wish I could help. I did a small "garden wall" in my back yard and it turned out well - hasn't moved at all. I don't have any really good advice except that the base is critical. Once that is prepped right and absolutely level, the rest is fairly easy.

Gravel and maybe some landscape fabric behind the wall for drainage.

Sorry, not a wealth of info, I know.


There's good money in walls, and nearly every single home in my area has some sort of retaining wall, but they aren't something I want to do.
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My back hurts just thinking about it.

I wish I could help. I did a small "garden wall" in my back yard and it turned out well - hasn't moved at all. I don't have any really good advice except that the base is critical. Once that is prepped right and absolutely level, the rest is fairly easy.

Gravel and maybe some landscape fabric behind the wall for drainage.

Sorry, not a wealth of info, I know.


There's good money in walls, and nearly every single home in my area has some sort of retaining wall, but they aren't something I want to do.
Base is critical no doubt. How much earth is behind the wall?? If there is a lot of material behind the wall depending on where you are you have to worry about frost heaves( expansion and contraction),you need to have some kind of support. I mean if its just a tiny wall then its not so critical to support it but you want to do it right.

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That wall doesnt look to technical. Your looking at about 6-8 man hours just to tear the old wall down. Dump fees for the stone. A lot of places wont take construction material and when they do its around $100 a ton. It will take a couple trips to dump and pick up. Then you still have the install and materials. Step one as always is measuring the wall.
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