View Full Version : small landscape wall

03-06-2004, 01:01 AM
Here is a picture of a small landscape wall that we just built for a customer, have one more to build in the front of the house. Also laid sod in the back yard and will be spreading topsoil and re-doing the rest of the yard. What do you think?

03-06-2004, 01:42 AM
Looks nice. Are those Pavestones?

03-06-2004, 11:25 AM
Thanks. They are the English Garden Wall from EP Henry, Autumn Harvest color.

03-06-2004, 11:30 AM
Hey for those small of walls did you put a base under that wall? Like alittle TB for a base then backfilled with topsoil?
Looks great.

03-06-2004, 04:56 PM
I dont think thos little walls need a base its only 2 courses really...as long as ya dont disturb the dirt of theground too much itll be fine.


03-06-2004, 05:34 PM
We do a lot of those smaller walls. We still strip out the topsoil and place at least a 3" layer of mdified stone as a base.

03-06-2004, 06:41 PM
I am working on a wall like that at my house, but its 2 rows higher. I used filling sand as a base and a level to create a even foundation. Does anyone else use sand under the first row. It has turned out well so far. I may post pics when it is done!

03-06-2004, 06:57 PM
I've done several walls using small block. Looks good, yea i usually just dig down a couple of inches tamp the soil and put in the blocks then back filled with crushed stone.

03-06-2004, 07:50 PM
Acutally the wall is 4 courses high, it's hard to see because the ground in front of it has not been leveled yet. Yeah, we put about a 4" base and compacted it well. It's a new house and didn't want it to settle too much.

03-06-2004, 08:34 PM
Is there a stone missing at the end on the left side?

03-06-2004, 09:02 PM
No,the block is cut and that's the way it came out. They don't make corners for the English Garden Wall.

steve in Pa.
03-06-2004, 11:09 PM
to make a rough face corner on those stones, you have to skor the whole way around the block about a 1/8 of an inch deep. then take a mason chisel and hammer and go around the block hammering the skor mark. when it splits you will have the rough face for your corner. also make sure that your joints on every other level lines up with each other, just gives it a more pro. look. other than that it looks great.

03-08-2004, 10:04 PM
Steve you can split these block with the wall spliter from Pav-tech
it works great.

03-09-2004, 09:00 PM
gessman - how much do they run and do you have to get them from pavetech? I have sen them at the MAHTS show but no where else.

03-10-2004, 08:40 PM
Even with a rough face on that block you're still going to see the hole from the channel on the bottom. You need to cut two blocks at 45 degrees to make a nice corner.

03-30-2004, 01:51 AM
What do you pay for those stones??

03-30-2004, 07:15 PM
I think they cost me $2.50 each

03-30-2004, 08:09 PM
I dont care how many layers we lay, we always use at least four inches of base course.

03-30-2004, 10:59 PM
looks good except the corners need to be rounded. It will soften up the landscape a little.

03-31-2004, 12:58 AM
Nice wall, it really adds to the side of the house.

03-31-2004, 12:18 PM
Thanks, we learned a lot from this wall that made the next one look even better. We cut the corners on a 45. Have another wall about that size scheduled for next week and am talking to another customer about one that is 80' long. Should be a nice project, hope we get it.

03-31-2004, 08:46 PM
The wall is nice just work on the planting a little harder next time , bring the roof line down by adding a taller shrub to the middle then tapering off the sides, Just a suggestion.