An outdoor garden wall, 8' high, supporting a heavy load on one side,
(part of it is a retaining wall) is leaning over, the top has moved by
itro 3 inches. The wall has also split, further along, from top to
bottom, with each side of the split out of line with the other. And
there is a horizontal crack running much the length of the wall, about
half way up, above the higher ground level.
split X <- at this point top leaning by itro 3"
| : |
|....:.............| <- horiz crack running most of wall length
|____:_____________| <- level of ground on other side
| : |
|____:_____________| <- level of ground this side
This is a mostly single block thick partly-retaining wall, with a
couple of piers. I'm not famililar with construction of such walls,
but my gut feeling is it looks a bit lightweight.
It has been suggested that a good sound repair would be simply
replacing the blocks that have broken, and leaving the thing leaning
and cracked. I gotta say, I dont think so. The cause of the problem is
foundation movement, the cause of which is hopefully solved.
What's you take on this? I'll tell you who said what when I get some
more feedback, I'd appreciate an initial impression on the propsed