View Full Version : wall now landscaping later
08-17-2008, 12:06 PM
wall I built over the weekend. Ripped out all the landscaping as well all new stuff is going in in a couple weeks. i will have more pictures then.
08-17-2008, 12:09 PM
landscaping will start down by the tractor, and bed is going to wrap around the entire house all the way back to the front drive way. installing another bed around mailbox and up the drive. will post pics of the front later to give you a better idea. also building 2 small walls to terrace the front bed
08-17-2008, 01:12 PM
Looks good, I see alot of money involved in this one!
08-17-2008, 01:27 PM
you didnt mention we built it in about 5 hrs.
08-17-2008, 01:46 PM
Not to be a butt but did you put deadheads in there I didn't see any
08-17-2008, 01:49 PM
Nice, can't wait til I learn to build retaining walls! I admire the work! If you don't mind me asking how much are you getting for it?
08-17-2008, 01:53 PM
I'm not bustin your chops but I dont like that base, it doesn't even looked tamped, maybe its the pic, what size stone did you use, is it crushed concrete? I also don't see any drainage anywhere thats a lot of surcharge behind that wall, did you dig out behind the wall and fill with 3/4? is there going to be any drainage to day light? I don't see any piping. it looks like its going to fail. Maybe I'm missing something, like i said I'm not bustin but you posted for opinions right.
08-17-2008, 07:31 PM
yeah suprisingly me and shethinksmytractors sexy built the majority of this wall in about 5 hours. came back later and finished up. Yes, we were working like a couple of Amigos. Block arrived late
lot0210 if you know something i dont let me know but i have no idea what you are talking about. deadheads? the only thing in this wall is gravel and drainage,the only other thing that goes in these walls is grid but not being the size it is.
daveyo the picture of the footer was just taken after dumping gravel in the hole, it hasnt even been leveled out sorry for the confusion i was just snapping some in progress pictures. There is drainage behind the wall and an outlet at the end it can barely be seen in the 3rd pic. Also there is about 3 feet of gravel behind the wall.
This is going to look good when all done i cant wait to do the landscaping!!
08-17-2008, 07:32 PM
oh and as far as the price its going to be around $8,000 when its all said and done.
08-18-2008, 02:57 PM
08-18-2008, 08:06 PM
That looks great
08-19-2008, 11:43 AM
08-19-2008, 10:41 PM
how many feet long is it?
08-19-2008, 11:33 PM
sounds like lots of work, looks nice
08-20-2008, 01:43 AM
yeah, its a good job. its about 120 feet long.
08-20-2008, 07:37 PM
5 hrs from start to finish with 2 working?
08-21-2008, 12:08 AM
we already had the footer dug. we stacked the block and did most of the backfill in the 5 hrs had to come back and finish
08-26-2008, 11:30 AM
where did the rest of the thread go??
08-26-2008, 08:59 PM
The mods got a hold of it.
10-17-2008, 02:00 AM
well back at it again i will be done tomorrow probably here are some pics
back yard nothing fancy just some azaleas and hostas
front beds are gonna look pretty good when i finish them up
11-19-2008, 10:13 AM
i personally like the caps to overhang at the step ups, and remember to bury course completely at each step up....cant over do it, but can under do it
11-26-2008, 05:23 AM
Yeah walls go quick once the first course is set. Have any of you guys that do walls ever used a laser level? They make quick work of the first course and are always dead on. Plus digging the trench with that backhoe knocks out about 50% of the labor time.
11-26-2008, 08:58 AM
backhoe is great depending on the size of the job. Some small jobs better off with smaller equip or by hand, especially when theres alot of grade changes
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