Case Study: Brick Retaining Wall Repair
Before and After
Remove the broken bricks, improve the drainage.
Remove the brick cap, replace with coloured concrete.
The Underlying Problem:
The bricks on top are not a solid cap, allowing water to enter.
The drainage wasn't sufficient.
Removing the double-brick wall
With drop sheets to contain debris, and the earth moved away from the wall, approximately 500 bricks are removed.
The foundation of the wall is improved prior to setting the bricks.
This wall's finished side, is earth-side.
We used S-type cement designed for use below grade or against soil.
We also laid a bed of gravel, installed a drainage tube, covered it in gravel and landscaping cloth.
Using N type cement, with a light brown dye to match the house, the outside wall is rebuilt.
We also installed two extra water drainage vents through the doube-brick wall.
Reinforced with rebar, coloured darker than the joint cement.
A sloped top stops water from pooling on top, protecting the wall.
Drip edges are built into the cap to further prevent water damage.