View Full Version : outcropping retaining wall

B. L. Landscaping
07-17-2007, 04:06 PM
I am just wondering what the best way to find the tonage needed to make a wall 2 1/2' by 25' and a wall 3 1/2' by 35' laying flat and stacking up? Will be using outcropping and will be about 6"x2'x4' roughly thanks.

D Felix
07-17-2007, 05:00 PM
You say "outcropping", I think "limestone".

Limestone is 170 pounds per cubic foot; I believe Eden says for an outcropping wall figure it at 165 pounds per foot.

You do the math.

STL Ponds and Waterfalls
07-17-2007, 10:30 PM
Eden, now that is some pricey stone. Check with some of the larger excavating companies that sell the stone they get from big sites. Around here people are selling 12"-18"x3'-4'(varying sizes) for $75-$100 a stone. Stoneyards sell it by the pound though.

B. L. Landscaping
07-18-2007, 06:14 PM
thanks for all of your help this will be easier than I though to figure out.