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Removing soil from next to wall

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Steveb21, 27 Sep 2018.

  1. Steveb21

    Steveb21

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    452BA895-B200-43EA-9529-BED09BD04EFC.jpeg A84EBDA9-E63E-4FFA-8C2F-7D08602FED0A.jpeg A543DB41-0B1B-41A7-863C-03F4ADA286E7.jpeg i have a little slopped area on my front drive which is next to a wall.

    I want to remove the soil and level off with the drive.

    With there be any issues with the wall if I go ahead with this plan as I am unsure how far the wall goes down.

    Added pictures: area in red is the bit I want to level off.
     
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    Best bet is dig a trial hole. It should be ok depth wise.
    As its a 9" wall you may expose con block or cheap rough brickwork .
    Hopefully all's ok .
    If you dont mind a bit of hard work use a shovel.
    Or hire a mini digger with a skip next to the area so you can load with the bucket.
    If you do go mini use the ditching bucket if poss.
     
  3. Steveb21

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    I have a old pic of the house (30+ years old). And from what I can see the wall has previously been extended by 2 brick heights.

    I started clearing some soil earlier using a shovel ... then stopped as I knew it was going to be a good few hours job :)
     
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