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Old 04-28-2009, 12:15 PM
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I thought I would put together a thread on work done. I need something to do on days like today when it has rained almost everyday for the last two weeks. There is only so much office stuff to keep me occupied.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:22 PM
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A couple of pics of the garden.

One pic is of my potatoes, lettuce, spinach, green onions, onions, and radishes. Luckily we had a dry day on Easter, so I got my early season stuff planted.

I'm still waiting for the rest of the garden to dry out before I till in the rest of my passive mulch pile (worm food) and get my warmer season vegetables in.

The first pic is a close up of the soil, If you look closely you can see the multitude of holes where the worms have been coming to the surface at night to dry out.

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Old 05-21-2009, 08:44 AM
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Current Project.

Short free standing wall. (not retaining much) I used Mortar on the back half of the blocks so that the mortar won't show in the front making it look like a dry laid wall.

Everyone is welcome to comment or ask questions.

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Old 05-21-2009, 08:46 AM
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What materials did you use as a base for this wall. I am doing a very similar project and need to know what material to use.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:37 PM
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What materials did you use as a base for this wall. I am doing a very similar project and need to know what material to use.
Because it is a natural stone wall, the base consisted of a 2-3 inch footer of type-S mortar with two sections of re-bar running the length of it.

While the mortar was still soft, I placed my my first course in it. After that I used more Type S-Mortar between each course, keeping the mortar towards the back 2/3rds of the course to give the appearance of a dry laid wall. The backside of the wall got about a 1-1.5 inches of mortar to help keep it in place.

The same method was used in this project too. The link below is the first posts to that project.

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Old 08-02-2009, 09:39 AM
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Short free standing wall. (not retaining much) I used Mortar on the back half of the blocks so that the mortar won't show in the front making it look like a dry laid wall.

Everyone is welcome to comment or ask questions.

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Make sure the rain water does not get stuck in the inside corner ... i think you need a drain in the wall ... the rest is fine job.. step should be no more than 7.25 inches high..
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Make sure the rain water does not get stuck in the inside corner ... i think you need a drain in the wall ... the rest is fine job.. step should be no more than 7.25 inches high..
There is a link in post #12, it shows the drainage I did on the side of the house.

Once the water hit my French Drain, (in the corner) then it drops strait down and disappears.

I don't think there was going to be anyway to put a pipe on the back-side of the wall considering the tree roots that were there.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:58 AM
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that's ok with a French drain.. do not pack the earth on the inside wall.. do use loose ¾ inch clean gravel.. this way your wall will stay dry as water will flow thru the crack..
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:33 AM
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Looks like a fun project. I'm afraid to start something like that because it would be only to the second step by end of summer.
That tree seemed high in relation to the foundation of the house.
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