View Full Version : Large Slab Rock Wall with pics

08-28-2008, 08:20 PM
This was a volunteer job I did for a local high school. They are going to place a statue under the cap rock. There will be three fountains in front of the statue with a 500 gal pondless retention system. The slabs are from Lynchburg, OH, each weighs between 800-2000lbs. The cap stone is Indian Gray aprox 13'x8' and 10000lbs. All the walls were reinforced with appropriate geogrid and drain-tile. Several drains had to be relocated or installed. From start to the point shown was approximately 4 weeks.

Slabs: 220 tons
#57 lime no dust: 160 tons
DGA: 140 tons

Oh and I realize there is a slight slope to the back most portion of the two walls but the front corners are actually level and this job was completed under severe time restraints...and it was free.

08-28-2008, 08:25 PM
Some more:

08-28-2008, 08:27 PM
did you buy the stone direct from a quarry or througha landscape supply yard? if you dont mind saying what did the stone run per ton?

08-28-2008, 08:30 PM
The wall gets higher...

08-28-2008, 08:35 PM
And higher...

08-28-2008, 08:41 PM
and gets capped:weightlifter:

08-28-2008, 08:45 PM
I did not buy the stone quarry direct, but the supplier I used is the one that digs it processes it, and wholesales it across the midwest. I paid a little bit more but it allowed me to be a little more picky when it came to dimensions and quality so basicly no waste. We paid $100 bucks a ton.

08-28-2008, 09:22 PM
So what is it?

Edit just read the post..

Looks cool!

08-28-2008, 10:28 PM
nice project

they bought the stone right?

08-28-2008, 10:33 PM
We donated the labor, all the equiptment rental was donated, the gravel was hauled at cost. All said and done the project still cost just under a hundred grand. That does include the statue (19 grand) that is being made in Italy and wont be here for another couple of months.

08-28-2008, 10:43 PM
nice work, and mighty nice of you!

08-28-2008, 10:44 PM
it looks nice but i dont know if it looks like a 100g's. i think i would have used a diffrent stone that would have looked darn good but been 1/4 the price. oh well if you have it spend it.

08-28-2008, 10:52 PM
I have done a few vol. jobs. Good job and i hope your community thanks you.

08-28-2008, 10:52 PM
If you can find a cheaper stone shipped to me than I would be happy to know about it. I have worked in stone sales wholesale/retail in this area and there is none to be had. I can get it quarry direct for 20 a ton but that is unprocessed and doesn't include shipping. There is still alot to be completed at that price: railing, concrete pad, water feature, statue, landscaping, electric, and irrigation. Ill keep the pics coming as it goes.

I actually liked a stone out of Michigan but they wanted 375 a ton even at that quantity. Thanks but no thanks on that one.

08-28-2008, 10:56 PM
its funny that even with the bobcat in the first picture until you see someone standing on it the project looked small. those are some big stones!

08-29-2008, 10:14 PM
is that elder high school?

XStream Aquatics
08-30-2008, 12:09 AM
I'm more interested in how awesome the football field looks lol. It is the best high school field I've ever seen except for the seating. Good job!

Top Dog Pavers
08-30-2008, 10:58 AM
Nice job.....cant wait to see that statue!

08-30-2008, 12:55 PM
wow looks great, I can't believe the school had 100gs to spend on a project like that. around here you're lucky if they have a shade tree in the budget. doing any plantings to take away the "big pile of rock" look?

09-01-2008, 05:56 PM
It is actually covington catholic high school. I went to St. X(now that is a stadium:)) The plantings will be going in shortly just have to get all the other hardscaping done. We are going to stay simple with knockouts, sweet bays, river birch, and some pines.

09-01-2008, 08:14 PM
I'm more interested in how awesome the football field looks lol. It is the best high school field I've ever seen except for the seating. Good job!

Come down to tulsa and take a look at union's field. It seats around 11,500. They have the good synthetic turf and everything. Also have a 6,000 seat multi-purpose center that is self-sustaining, meaning they rent it out. Might be able to google it and find some pics.

XStream Aquatics
09-01-2008, 08:22 PM
We have three schools here(same county) with all three winning state titles in there division 3 out of 6 years. And none of there fields look that nice. Maybe if former U of K coach Hal Mummy would've took the coaching job he was offered here last year (and I hear we almost had him) they would've fixed the field up.

09-01-2008, 10:17 PM
ST Xavier High School in Cincinnati Ohio

XStream Aquatics
09-01-2008, 10:48 PM

09-02-2008, 09:00 AM
its funny that even with the bobcat in the first picture until you see someone standing on it the project looked small. those are some big stones!

I looked at the pic then started reading the post. I got to the part where he said that each slab weighed 800 - 2000 lbs. So I went back to the pic and studied it looking for "slabs", thinking he was referring to the one that topped the enclosure where the statue would go. It took me a minute to notice the bobcat sitting there. BIG STONES!

09-03-2008, 07:00 PM
Wow! That looks like a great facility! We played St. Xavier about 4 years back when I played at Brentwood Academy from Brentwood, TN. They had some HUGE college bound football players at the time and from the looks of what they put into their program I'm sure they are still producing great players. Nice Work.

4 seasons lawn&land
11-07-2008, 10:18 PM
wha? 100 g's? looks great but wow. The top bothers me, maybe if you fill the gap on the left it will even it up.

Midstate Lawncare
11-08-2008, 04:40 PM
any new pics?