View Full Version : small wall job (w/ pics)

05-08-2006, 10:09 PM
a nice little wall we just finished. planting was done by us as well.

05-08-2006, 10:36 PM
Nice! The plants a little to crowded against the fence and the solar lights.........get some real lighting in there!

Wall looks great!

05-08-2006, 11:17 PM
solar lights and angels are the customers. I agree about the plants, but they love the skip laurels and they grow well in the shade, so they are there for good.:)

Dirty Water
05-09-2006, 01:35 AM
What did you do to protect the fence from rotting?

05-09-2006, 07:18 AM
made it out of PVC.

05-09-2006, 09:26 PM
The cap looks unlevel.............

05-09-2006, 11:19 PM
I see what you are saying. in the second picture, there are 2 caps that look like they are raised up a bit. last I checked the wall was dead level, but I know what you mean about the caps. now I have to go over there and check on it.

05-10-2006, 06:55 AM
Looks like a sag in the middle. Sometimes pics can look different than in person though. When you level make sure there is no gap on the bottom of the level.

05-10-2006, 07:04 AM
I am not too bad at using a level. there is no sag. but thanks for the comments and critique. The wall is dead level across the board, but I am gonna go check on those caps to see why they look like they are lifted a bit.

05-10-2006, 04:45 PM
I'm currently building my first wall (I'm working on it in between jobs). It's my first wall and I'm using ep henry, it's going to be my last using ep henry. My base is dead on, like you said yours is, I shot it over and over plus string lined it and checked it with three different size levels. I get to a part in the wall and I'm off by like 1/4 inch. I said what the hell is going on, my blocks were 6 inches to almost 6 1/4. Are you using ep henry? I'm just curious to see whats the most consistent product out there and what your wallstone is. Looks nice though.

O'Donnell Landscaping

05-11-2006, 07:14 AM
I endorse Versa-lok

05-11-2006, 05:30 PM
I don't want to highjack this thread, but it ended up being like six block that were no good. Just enough to add time and money to my schedule. I fixed it and it looks good. I'll check out versa-lok along with some others I saw.

O'Donnell Landscaping

05-11-2006, 09:21 PM
You will have variations with any block manufacturer. They are held to an ASTM standard. Some block like Techo Bloc maintain a tighter spec, but it is the nature of the block.


05-11-2006, 09:32 PM
Looks very nice a bit loose in places though.