I have a half basement and the retaining wall is leaning, I want to fill it in with gravel and leave a crawl space, can that be done?
I also have 4x4's going to the opposite wall and 6 floor jacks in concrete up to the floor joist.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
If your retaining wall is a structural wall, then you need to do more than hide it. You need to repair it!
- STEVEN FLv 71 month ago
You NEED a structural engineer.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 month ago
it is physically possible, yes. is it safe? that's a question for your local government's building department. the danger, of course, is that the wall will eventually cave in and the house wall above it will crack or collapse
- River EuphratesLv 71 month ago
Without seeing it, there is literally no way for anyone here to know.
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- TjLv 71 month ago
Get a engineer out there before your home is gone.
- EdwenaLv 71 month ago
Well, you will need to chop some holes in the floor for drainage. The walls will eventually crack and you will have and underground pond. That is not a good situation. You might check to see what it would cost to have a demolition crew break down the leaning parts of the old wall and then erect a new straight wall and keep your space. You might also worry about support of whatever is on top of the wall.