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Seth---IMHO, if pennies are to be pinched, sloping is not the way to go.
Most retaining walls (at least in this market) are gang-formed and setting
gang forms on a slope along the wall is a pain in the neck, the geometry to
get "back on level" is tough to achieve. Stepping the top but sloping the
bottom of the footing may be a better solution. Footings are cheaper than
walls, and if you can earth-form or bank the sides you may be adding cheaper
concrete to the system, that may be more efficient than cost for sloping the
wall forms to follow a sloped footing top.

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