To every project there are setbacks, and to every MAJOR project there are MAJOR setbacks.
The monsoon of 2016/2017 has claimed a victim. We had to make a major decision going into the winter: Spend : $1000 to backfill the wall earlier than anticipated, meaning we would have to rent the backhoe 3 times instead of 2 (an extra $1000) or wait it out and hope or the best. We should have spent the extra $1000.
The monsoon caused the bottom layer of tires to be completely flooded. The washed out some of the dirt which made the wall unstable.
If we had put in the water barrier and back filled the wall wouldn’t have collapsed. Advice for next time: spend the extra money.