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Old 03-10-2012, 07:08 PM
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We just broke ground for a retaining wall. I'll try to post pics along the way. The pictures do not do the slope justice in showing how severe the slope really is.

And P.S - we didn't have anything to do with those skinny a$$ sonotubes supporting the covered deck posts. I can't believe those passed inspection!
Curious..what did the engineer spec as far as geo grid layout on that slope?
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:36 PM
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No one's jumped in yet to criticize the install methods? Yawn. Where's the drama?
I think after a certain post count you are immune to most critiquing. You only need to simply post a job here and there to maintain your validity in the industry. Seriously though what is there to critique other than a lack of erosion control below, safety barrier above, hard hats, and an apparent lack of concern for the health of the forest trees in the background. It's only an excavation job at this point. Any other pics are not the topic of discussion.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:15 PM
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lol... I knew it was only a matter of time.

Off topic, but Green Acres - that job you posted isn't in Indiana, is it?
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:02 AM
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aren't cornerstone block the "T" shaped ones? and gravel fill the cores? Like the Tachies!
No it's not "T" shaped. Yes the core is filled with gravel.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:04 AM
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Dvs you need a 150 size excavator. I have no clue how you and others do large jobs without a big machine. I save so much time by having a 22' reach.
If you're cleaning gutters on the roof of a 3 story house you will use a long long ladder.

If you're cleaning gutters on the roof of a rancher you will use a short ladder.


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Old 03-11-2012, 09:08 AM
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DVS do you order your products straight from the manufacture or from your local supplier? Just wondered if there would be a huge price saving by going over the supplier.
I buy Cornerstone direct from the manufacturer. Never from a dealer. The manufacturer is a dealer as well, with primary revenue deriving from manufacturing.


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Old 03-11-2012, 09:10 AM
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I think after a certain post count you are immune to most critiquing. You only need to simply post a job here and there to maintain your validity in the industry. Seriously though what is there to critique other than a lack of erosion control below, safety barrier above, hard hats, and an apparent lack of concern for the health of the forest trees in the background. It's only an excavation job at this point. Any other pics are not the topic of discussion.
A silt fence is in place.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:19 AM
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Curious..what did the engineer spec as far as geo grid layout on that slope?
Engineer specs are your typical specs. And I mean typical.

The engineer I use would have had longer grid lengths and would have speced more block planted below grade buried in the ground.


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Old 03-11-2012, 10:16 AM
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The block has a locking bump built into the bottom, no?
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:45 AM
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The block has a locking bump built into the bottom, no?
Correct. 2 of 'ems. I believe they are called "lugs".
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