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When I bought my house over 25 years ago, there was a small crack in the retaining wall.  Over the years the crack grew larger and the wall started to lean.  Finally, the City of Calgary told me I had to replace it.  Finding a competent contractor and getting the job done took over a year, but it is finally finished.

Before Photos (September 15)

They began by tearing out the old wall.  this was very labour intensive because, as you can see in the photos above, my neighbour's deck is only about 10 feet from the wall.  They took out a big chunk out of my front yard to pour new footings.

During Photos

Taking Away the Forms and Backfilling

 

After Photos (October 25)

Six weeks latter, we now have a new, straight retaining wall and we are much poorer.