Hillside terracing with garden blocks


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Old 05-27-17, 01:23 PM
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Hillside terracing with garden blocks

Got a corner of back yard which I want to terrace with garden blocks.

Anyone have knowledge to share on engineering a safe structure?

The corner is probably 10feet above yard level and a radius of maybe 15 feet.
The slope extends to the left and right in neighbors yards beyond fences.

I think I want to use the large garden blocks to build walls about two feet in height each up the hillside. Does this sound safe if I can get a couple feet of flat area beyond each wall into the hillside?

Thanks for all your input, it's really appreciated.
 
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You'll have to state a brand name and product. Saying simply "the large garden blocks" doesn't tell use anything about what you want to use. Also some photos of your site would be helpful.
 
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Pavestone 15.5x12x6"

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Pavestone 15.5 in. x 12 in. x 6 in. Tan Concrete Retaining Wall Block-82105 - The Home Depot


Thinking about these in concentric arcs up the corner hill in that picture, 2' high each retaining wall with 3 feet flat above and 18" supporting the slope at the top. Not sure how to do the edges along those fence lines, however.

The slope measures 10.5' high, 20' slope ~45 deg thus 10.5' high.
 
 

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