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Block Retaining Wall Leaking

Posted by Sarah on September 22nd, 1999 12:37 AM

We put up a 3 foot high block retaining wall. I followed instructions for a little while, then didn't. I was too backfill with crushed rock for about 3 inches, then fill in the rest of the gap with dirt. My blocks are stacked six high. The first three rows have crushed rock back fill and the last three only have dirt backfill.

Well, I just discover why I should of backfilled with curshed rock all the way to the top. . . . . . After spraying water on the top of the wall and on the dirt next to it, the blocks that only had dirt as backfill, started seeping dirt through the seams at the blocks and running down the side of the wall.

My Question: Can I put clear caulking on the side seams to prevent the dirt from seeping out?

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