[–] YoHomie 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

How about doing a Border Wall next?

[–] clamhurt_legbeard 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Good stuff, man.

All around better construction.

[–] RustyEquipment 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Imma gonna have to get my wall shown up here

Why switch from blocks to wood?

[–] Caesarkid1 [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The rustic style better fits our plans for the exterior.

[–] RustyEquipment 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

rustic you say....

[–] RageAgainstTheAmish 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah dude build that wall

[–] 1HepCat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I want this to become a big game-showesque unison chant/shout similar to 'Move! That! Bus!' that they used to do at the end of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition or e.g., when the audience shouts "Wheel! Of! Fortune!"

[–] 9-11 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The only problem I see is the dead men anchors you placed dont appear to extend past the theoretical failure plane. When designing a retaining wall to resist the lateral earth 'passive' pressures you must exert a force from the wall pushing inward into the soil mass. Unless the anchor system protrudes past that wedge shaped Rankine plane, they are 'worthless'. Like so:
https://kek.gg/i/6KM2Lp.jpg

With these dead men anchors appearing to be 2-3 ft it wont be extending past this into the unmoving mass. Also, keep in mind that there has to be a slight movement at the toe of the wall to mobilize the passive earth pressure design, which is normal, but it appears the first row sits at grade. I know you secured with 3/4 rebar, but having this footing be below grade gives greater resistance to a sliding type failure, and given the silty fines nature of your fill material and compaction methods likely not yielding more than 90% of a standard proctor, I hope you made a robust drainage system, protected your gravel with a woven type filter fabric and refrain from placing loads within 5ft of the front face.

[–] Caesarkid1 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I hope you made a robust drainage system, protected your gravel with a woven type filter fabric and refrain from placing loads within 5ft of the front face.

Yup!

There are also steps built into the wall which act as anchors as well.

[–] Dial_Indicator 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

the reason why your original failed is because the person who installed it used mortar in between the block. Doing that doesn't allow water to pass through the wall. Instead it pushes against it.

[–] Caesarkid1 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yup. Water had nowhere to go so it made its own path. With the new design I doubt much water at all will even make it to drainage zone out pipe.