The homeowners wanted to stabilize a 1:1 slide prone slope and restore the native planting to the once unusable parcel of land in their backyard.
A strategy had to be put into place before this wall could be constructed! The wall itself could only be built from the front side. Coordination of the construction process with the neighbors, city and the park board was necessary, given the tight space restrictions and a constant flow of traffic on the narrow one-way street adjacent to the wall. To protect the existing sidewalk and diminish compaction in front of the new wall, the contractor placed plywood and a minimum of 12” of soil from the site over the sidewalk. This allowed the backhoe to get very close to the front of the wall during construction.
Care in staking the face of wall was required, insuring that the face of wall matched the existing curve of the sidewalk.