View Full Version : Small Retaining Wall / Mulch Job

06-30-2008, 01:38 PM
Here are a couple of pictures from a small job we did. 2 Yards of mulch and a Unilock stack stone wall. Also had to bust up some concrete that was in the planting bed for some reason.

06-30-2008, 01:42 PM
We pulled out all of the rock near the bushes added 1/2 yard of dirt to level it out and used block edging to finish it off. We also added a 1/2 yard of dirt to raise the planting bed. (customer did her own plantings). Mike

06-30-2008, 04:02 PM
very nice improvement

06-30-2008, 05:13 PM
ya thats looks cool , how long did it take to put the wall up??where did you learn this?

06-30-2008, 09:29 PM
ya thats looks cool , how long did it take to put the wall up??where did you learn this?

The wall took about 8 hours to complete as I had to over see the other projects as well. Also had to bust up about 6 feet of concrete so that didnt help the situation.

I learned by practicing in my yard and reading a ton of posts on LS.

06-30-2008, 11:21 PM
There's a SLIGHT wave in the wall on the right (driveway) side. My first wall was the same (couple weeks ago) but it was bigger so I tore it out and did it again. Honestly, things I notice 99% of avg. homeowners will never see. Nice work!

06-30-2008, 11:46 PM
Did you use mortar on/in the joints, or are they just dry fit?

07-01-2008, 08:23 AM
Dry fit. I would have liked to have used mortar but the cust changed the budget halfway through the job so we had to scale a lot of things back.

Supper Grassy
07-01-2008, 11:11 AM
Nice job

I am intresested on how to install ertaining walls and such

07-01-2008, 10:54 PM
We have just completed a 240' planter like that one....same brick and everything. You are missing one important tool! A 4' legnth of 1" x 1/8" square tubing. And a good rubber mallet. There is literally no wayto be uneven. I'll snap a few pics of what we did! Good job!

Also...they make corner pieces that will clean up the corners for you!

07-01-2008, 11:23 PM
I have a project that I am thinking of doing at my own house, its basically a boundary wall, not really going to retain anything, just a separation from driveway to some bed areas, would I use mortar anyway? I guess that would be too make sure they don';t shift? Its just going to be 2 blocks high with a cap stone. Recommendations?

07-01-2008, 11:31 PM
use the glue for bricks and concrete should be able to get it at your local landscape supply place

07-02-2008, 12:05 AM
PL Premium is the way to go if its a glue wall. Otherwise, it'll interlock with channels and ridges.