I’m trying to fix a 10 years old sloped leaning retaining wall on the side of the house. I have done a lot of research and the causes can be summarized as follow:
- Improper drainage that cause hydrostatic pressure.
- Wall base issues.
Retaining wall dimensions:
- Almost 4 feet wide(between the house foundation and the wall itself).
- Highest point is almost 2 feet
- 38 feet long.
I took down part of the wall to inspect it. I found NO drainage stones behind the wall. The wall base seems to be solid. I found geotextile fabric. My best guess it was used to separate the soil from the wall block.
Based on my research, retaining walls less than 4 feet in height generally don’t require a French draining system.
If the cause of leaning is hydrostatic pressure, does it have an impact on the house foundation as well?
What’s the recommended DIY approach to fix this wall?