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    River Land

    I am planning to put in an offer on some property that go's down quite steeply to a tidal klong. I was wondering if anybody knows approx. how much a retaining wall for about 20m. of frontage might be. Any other good suggestions are also appreciated

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    I can't give you any prices, but you should perhaps consider 'Sheet Piles'.
    http://www.tpub.com/content/engineer...14070_22_2.jpg

    But also look at the title because there may be restrictions on owndership to the water front.

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    How high is it? if a retaining wall, it will have to have a toe which requires quite a bit of digging before shuttering and pouring of concrete, then will be backfilled.

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    I have not seen the "sheet plate " here in Thailand, but it seems common elsewhere. I will ask around if it is available
    I think it will be about 1.5m above high water, although the water does not rise too much it gets fairly swift. I am wondering if/how much I would have to come in at the ends so the water does not get in behind it

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    Of course if you are adjacent to a river (especially tidal ones) you must not overlook the chances of flooding especially during the monsoon season.

    Although you don't say where this land is, the local government typically has a "flood zone GIS map", which you should ask to take a look at. Of course you can make visual overview of surrounding land, trees and houses etc to find evidence of flood mark(s). You should ask the locals too.

    Dartmouth Univercity (dartmouth.edu/~floods) has some useful information and maps on histrical floods worldwide. (I cannot post full links due to post count <10)

    Weather patterns appear to be changing around the world, with Thailand amongst other countries being hit hard by heavy rains and flooding in 2007. Is it global warming or just the natural weather pattern cycle?... Whatever, you must thoroughly consider before buying river-front land and potentially loosing any investments, or indeed the need to "buy a boat!"

    Chock Dee

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    I will be getting a price for a concrete wall on Wed. Itchy, do you know where I might find somebody that does that sheet metel wall. I am in Phuket.

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    You can get sheet piles in Bangkok here

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