Anyone used sketchup to do a retaining wall design? I’ve never used the program and was wondering on experiences before I begin to play with it.
I’ve built smaller 4′ max walls before without detailed plans (see attached), but will be building a two-tiered wall as my summer project. About a 7 foot rise to a 5 foot run. There will be a set of stairs and it will terminate into the hill where the slope becomes less steep.
The current 2 tiered pressure treated wall is failing badly. I will be replacing it with Unilock Pisa, geogrid reinforced.
Would sketchup allow me to enter stone dimensions and provide an approximate unit requirement for ordering purposes? I tried using the Risiwall program from Unilock, but it was gibberish (for me, anyway).
In addition to ordering approximations, I would like to use the sketchup drawing as a start to then make inquiries about engineered drawings/permit approval.