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Old 08-19-2012, 11:17 PM
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Small wall with some big logistics

(at least for me)
already done and paid, let me have it as its only the 3rd wall I've ever done.
feel free to throw out a dollar figure, I sold it at 40' long, 3' high. had enough block to go 3.5 so I did (block come by the full skid and don't want to take them home). carted about 40 yds of dirt out to level the yard and build the wall. drainage, couple plants, topsoil and mulch. also ripped the chimney down and capped it since they are ripping off the second floor and rebuilding. Should be back for the driveway and patio when $$$ permits

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before

incredible design work selling jobs

during


staging like a pro

lets talk about tight squeezes, my neck hurts from backing through here

borrowed the tooth bucket and snapped one off, but I need to get one of these

muddy, got it a little sideways. truck sideboards to the rescue
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:21 PM
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That's scary close to glass. I would've been nervous the whole time.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:21 PM
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set that base

dad getting it done

going up

finishing touches


someone get up there and hold the vacuum (joking)

done



after shot, look at dirt line on concrete wall for comparison

what do ya think?
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:23 PM
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yea I got a little sketched out when it wouldn't grab and drive out, need some new tires soon. hopefully before winter
AND I DIDNT STAGGER THE CAPS
A few reasons why but i'm fine with it how it is
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:58 PM
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The wall looks good. The first thing I noticed was the caps. Any pictures of the drainage tile or clean aggregate behind the wall? Looks like a steep slope behind the wall.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:02 AM
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nah, it started raining on us and i wanted to beat the traffic home so we just slapped it up. standard 4" black roll of pipe with the sock on it, clean gravel.

Just realized all the pics are taken from the left side. the pipe daylights through the face of the wall by the white fence. we had to slope the grade up to the bottom of the fence so I added a little gravel there for the pipe to dump into. unfortunately this job is 45 minutes away but the neighbor is interested in doing a terraced 2 level wall. might get some pics when I finally head back out there to talk to her. Job was in Queens NY FYI. you can see the neighbors yard in the last pic, any suggestions? never did a terraced wall before.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:59 AM
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It looks good, it could be the lighting but it almost looks like u did't mix the pallets and a personal preference I would have stagered the coping and burry the first block
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:41 AM
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Didn't mix the pallets (4of them) but one was wet/dirty which is probably what you're seeing.
Do I really need to bury more of the first block? I thought a safe bet was 1 inch per foot of wall?
If/When i go back to do the patio, the patio would be running to the base of the wall. should I bury more of the first course then?
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:56 AM
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No. In this case you do not need to bury more than the first course. For this application you're good with 1" / foot of wall height. If a patio is adjoining the wall - the patio will hold the wall from sliding forward. The purpose of burying block is so the wall doesn't slide.
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The job looks like a nightmare. Meaning the access.

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