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07-24-2007, 06:18 PM
ill try to get better pics of the finished product.
07-24-2007, 06:21 PM
pics not working
07-24-2007, 06:21 PM
whoops i still gotta figure this picture thing out
07-24-2007, 06:28 PM
07-24-2007, 07:58 PM
07-24-2007, 08:08 PM
Yeah no backfill stone? An pipes in there?
07-24-2007, 08:36 PM
Destined for failure!
07-24-2007, 08:57 PM
Yup Chris.....Ohh yeah, she's a gone 'er. Chalk another one up.
07-24-2007, 08:59 PM
07-24-2007, 09:00 PM
you can see the drainage rock in pic3 looks like he rolled the fabric up and back.
07-24-2007, 10:23 PM
All that fabric is doing is running up the back of the wall. I see no evidence of drainage aggregate. Besides, it has a subpar footer in that it does not extend 6' in fromt of the block.
you should be a spokesman for these companies,any helpful sugesstions,a little advice ,or maybe even question why that wall is in the middle of no where anyway?:dizzy:
07-24-2007, 11:47 PM
their is drainage rock...3/8ts, its rapped in fabric against the bottom course and second course. the first layer of fabric is up against the wall to keep the dirt back then theirs pea gravel wrapped in fabric to keep the dirt off of it. their was no where to take a sock tile, we were worried about running it out the bottom of the wall because we were afraid it might settle, same with running out the sides. and we didnt want to run it through the block. we have already had some big rains building this wall and its done just fine with drainage. you would be stupid not to put some kind of drainage behind a wall on a slope like this.
07-25-2007, 12:10 AM
o and by the way, its not in the middle of no where, its at the entrance to a golf course. its gonna have a sign in the top half
07-25-2007, 12:31 AM
Does anybody BOTHER to use the SPELL CHECKER? :dizzy:
When building a retaining wall, there is no need to wrap the base in fabric. You should use a drain pipe behind the first course of EXPOSED block (not the base course) and route it to daylight. There is no need to use a filter sock on the drain pipe, because your backfilling with drainage aggregate. If your worried about the face of the block getting dirty, you can place filter cloth directly behind the wall, before you backfill with aggregate. You also do not need filter fabric between the drain aggregate and infill soils. Studies have shown that it can load up like a coffee filter (with fines) and not allow for drainage.
I can show you pictures of a small wall (less than 3' high) that has been pushed forward 10 degrees over the last 5 years due to improper construction techniques. (no drain aggregate, wall heaving forward, dark-mossy wet block) I'll take them this week.
07-25-2007, 07:28 AM
What is the locking mechanism on that block ?
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