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I have a cinder block retaining wall that's located at top

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i have a cinder block retaining wall that's located at top of hill. it has cracked and moved about an inch. how do i stop it from moving?
JA: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: well it's a steep hillside, near the top it has two rows of terrance, made with railroad ties and then the cinder block wall at the top. the cinder block wall holds in the backyard and underneath the backyard is the septic tank. the crack got worse 10 mo's ago when a sprinkler head broke and water gush out every time the sprinklers came on. this went on for two month
JA: Is there anything else the Structural Engineer should be aware of?
Customer: well, i liked inside the cinder blocks and i did not see any concrete or rebar. the cinder block is about 5 feet high.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Do you have any pictures you can share?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Please attach here with the paper clip icon
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
unable to send pictures at this time

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