Signs of a failing or damaged retaining wall may include the following:

  • visible cracks or tilting of the wall
  • bulging or leaning soil behind the wall
  • the separation between wall elements
  • water seepage through the wall
  • or signs of soil erosion around the wall base.

Additionally, uneven settlement of the wall, a shift in adjacent structures, or the appearance of sinkholes near the wall can indicate problems.

If you observe any of these signs, it is crucial to seek professional advice from a structural engineer or a qualified contractor experienced in retaining wall repair.

Prompt action can help prevent further damage, ensure safety, and potentially save costs by addressing issues before they escalate.