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Retaining wall built over tree roots

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by liftfan, 2 May 2007.

  1. liftfan

    liftfan

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    Hello,

    I'd like to build a retaining wall about 15 metres long and retaining 1 metre high of soil. My problem is that it will be built parallel to a large laurel hedge. Is there a way of building the wall close to the hedge such that the main roots aren't disturbed.

    The hedge is 15metres long with the main trunks about every two metres.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
  2. noseall

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    not that i can think of, no.
     
  3. ColJack

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    dig the foundations by hand carefully excavating the roots.. then put a small piece of drainpipe cut in half lengthwise over the root and pour the foundation.. this will leave voids for the roots to expand but will weaken the foundation some....
     
  4. liftfan

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    Great idea!

    Have you heard of Pad and Beam footings? Someone suggested them to me but I wouldn't know where to start!
     
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