Retaining wall / Discussions

Do natural swimming pools need retaining walls?

...wall mandatory? I assume you saw our page on how to build natural pools? It has a free download DIY Natural swimming pond building guide , and it will likely an...

Posted by Michael Applegate Sept. 21, 2020, 12:17 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

What is the best way to build a slab foundation on a slope?

...retaining wall as you suggest, or a short ICF knee wall. Then pour the next one, the next retaining wall /knee wall, and again the next slab, so it could be a l...

Posted by keri gelenian Nov. 23, 2020, 6:32 p.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

How do you create a slab on grade on a slope?

...walls as a draining retaining wall that could also be partly planted. A nice drainage layer of stone with insulating skirt should prevent frost-heave, and insta...

Posted by Adrienne Rayna June 30, 2020, 3:58 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 3 Responses

Should I install a poly moisture barrier before the rigid foam board against a basement wall?

...wall (to be relocated in a new stud wall later) to make room for the new insulation process. From the block wall inwards I am considering the following sequen...

Posted by DONandCATHY Crenna Dec. 14, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Could we use a raft slab with ICF walls on a sloped site?

...wall, create a level flat surface that big enough for the footprint of the building, and lay the slab on it. From there you would build up with your ICF walls a...

Posted by Paul Fischer Sept. 15, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses