Hampshire, United Kingdom
We have a garden that slopes away from the house down over 4 levels. In the past a previous owner has BADLY built a retaining wall made of breeze blocks but they failed to put in any poles through the blocks and so the wall is now cracking with the weight that it is holding. The wall is approx 8' high and approx 15' long and we would love to hear some ideas on how we can remedy this problem. We had some iron corner brackets made to support the corner of the wall for a period of time whilst we decided what would be for the best. The level above is grass and flowerbeds and the level below is grass, but a smaller level overall. If we just leave it we fear that we will wake up one day to find our top level collapsed onto the lower level. Any ideas would be welcomed. We don't have a lot of funds so if anyone can give us ball park figures on possible costings so that we know how much we would need to save up - that would also be great. Thanking you all in advance for any advice you may have.
- 6 May, 2010