Hole in backyard

Old 04-18-16, 11:09 AM
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Hole in backyard


This is my first post here and appreciate the help.

Yesterday, I found this strange hole in my backyard. When I took out the rocks that had fallen into the hole, it seemed to be have a concrete structure on at least three sides. I'm wondering what this is and if I should just fill it in with dirt and be done with it?

Old 04-18-16, 11:18 AM
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It looks like it once held a 4x4 wood post. I'd fill it in so nobody gets their foot caught in it.
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I'm with Dane, appears a post was removed.
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Me three, I wonder if there was an issue with that wall and a 4x4 was used to help support it.
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I can remember as a kid having an opening like that in the backyard for the septic system. It was covered with a metal plate. I think we got sewers when I was around 9-10 so I don't remember it very well but I remember what it looked like.

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