Retaining walls are serious business and a lot of bad things can happen if they are not done the right way.
As contractors, we are all responsible for ensuring our work is done properly. Homeowners trust contractors to know what they’re doing. If you’re ever not sure on specifics, you should ask – lots of people willing to teach what they know. Case in point – we saw this recently and its bad news: A property with a brand new 7-foot retaining wall, and obviously built without engineering or permits. It was very poor construction.