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mdvaden
04-27-2010, 09:55 PM
What do you think of this retaining wall?

This is not my work. It was near another customer's house. I think its pretty decent looking. The first one I've seen with mixed block colors.

93Chevy
04-27-2010, 09:57 PM
I'd have to see it against the whole house, but I think it looks pretty good. Definitely unique.

AGLA
04-27-2010, 10:46 PM
Honestly, i think it looks tacky. I've built my share of tacky modular block walls and understand that there is a market for them, so I have no problem with the designer or contractor. ... but, it is rather trailer park looking to me.

Crash
04-28-2010, 12:21 AM
Hurts my eyes :dizzy:

PaperCutter
04-28-2010, 09:57 AM
Hey, some people wear bowling shoes and call it a fashion statement...

andyslawncare
04-29-2010, 04:45 AM
uh...I would have used 1 color.... It is unique, but still kind of tacky looking at the same time....

AGLA
04-29-2010, 08:04 AM
The reason that this simple approach is unique is because most people recognize that it is tacky, so it is not done.

shooterm
04-29-2010, 09:36 AM
Cant really tell without a full house veiw. The tacky multi colors was/is kinda trendy since these toned it down from the fluorescent stuff. I still dont like any of the macro formed blocks though.

Glenn Lawn Care
05-02-2010, 11:39 PM
that looks pretty cool :cool2:

White Gardens
05-03-2010, 09:27 AM
Mixed block walls have their place, but it all depends on the color pallet of the landscape that you are dealing with.

They can either turn out really neat, or really fugly.

frumdig
05-05-2010, 09:37 PM
shouldnt there be a base row of block burried on that side away from the walk?? I hate when people use those blocks and dont cap it... all the turf grows in there, then you cant weedeat it, gets all nasty looking...


Evan

Crash
05-05-2010, 10:03 PM
shouldnt there be a base row of block burried on that side away from the walk?? I hate when people use those blocks and dont cap it... all the turf grows in there, then you cant weedeat it, gets all nasty looking...


Evan

A wall that high should have ATLEAST one row burried, maybe two. But...how can you tell by this pic??? I guess I don't see what you're lookin at :confused:

shovelracer
05-05-2010, 10:33 PM
I like it cause it blends with what we can see of the house. What would you cap it with. Multicolored cap would look even worse. Perhaps Bluestone or Limestone?

frumdig
05-05-2010, 10:42 PM
cap blocks? that you can cut to make the curve??? lol and judging by the the pipe sticking out from under the wall, there isnt a block burried, footing is leveled with grade...

Evan

Crash
05-05-2010, 10:52 PM
cap blocks? that you can cut to make the curve??? lol and judging by the the pipe sticking out from under the wall, there isnt a block burried, footing is leveled with grade...

Evan

Haha, wow, you're right, I didn't notice that that was a pipe under there. I'd like to see this wall in 5 years...idiots :nono:

B.O.S.man
05-05-2010, 11:08 PM
Looks like it was built blocks left over from 3 or 4 jobs. It might look better with a solid cap like someone else mentioned.