Paver Pete explains possible causes for failure of a segmental retaining wall.
This wall was constructed a few years ago, and after some time, water started coming through the face of the wall. Water coming through the face is indicative of drainage issues behind the wall.
We need to prevent this situation from happening as poor drainage can lead to hydrostatic pressure which will cause the wall to fail.
As we excavated, we identified three of the potential causes:
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