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Retaining Walls
When building a dry type wall you do not have to dig below the frost line simply dig a trench 6 inches below the lower grade. Now this is where you must decide how thick the wall will have to be. The base of the wall should be one half the height of the wall. The second point is what type of soil is the wall being built in.
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