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    Accidentally building a 12' diameter pond

    An update: The backhoe knocked down most of the wall, and I'm slowly but steadily getting the blocks resituated on pallets to sell for most of what I paid for them. The learning experience was inherently valuable. The plan: rebuild the wall with an appropriately dug footer, using natural native...
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    Accidentally building a 12' diameter pond

    Sorry. I'll take some new photos and upload them soon showing the outside of the wall.
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    Accidentally building a 12' diameter pond

    The pond depth isn't the issue affecting wall height; the slope of the yard is. The wall must be the height it is, or the water level will pour out from the lower end of the pond -- which is what started this whole mess. The current pond depth just happens to be as deep as the retaining wall...
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    Accidentally building a 12' diameter pond

    Well poop. Thank you. They do have the lip in back. I suppose when the backhoe arrives tomorrow (I hope, since my stepfather never showed up today as planned) we can dig all the soil back out from the wall and install a support system, then re-bury it.
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    Accidentally building a 12' diameter pond

    Thanks, everyone! @poconojoe, I do appreciate your raising the question of structural integrity. If I didn't already have a plan in mind, you would have just helped me avoid a major, devastating disaster. My current plan is to build a raised garden bed along the exterior side of the wall...
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    Accidentally building a 12' diameter pond

    Hi, y'all. I'm following advice from another thread: posting my project to solicit feedback and guidance. I didn't mean to be nose-deep in this project, but my step-father brought a backhoe over at 9:30 one night to help redistribute a few inches from one side of the existing, small koi pond to...
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