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Old 06-17-2013, 05:59 PM
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Also - I think in this case a sling would be better for setting the boulders rather than a clamp. you need to be able to turn the boulders as you set them and need to be able to adjust their levelness, etc.
Yep, I have a 360 degree grapple that serves the purpose well. There are lot's of guys that don't though and still do a bang up job - like this one (the one facing the street is mortared but the other is stacked)

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Old 06-18-2013, 12:28 AM
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Yep, I have a 360 degree grapple that serves the purpose well. There are lot's of guys that don't though and still do a bang up job - like this one (the one facing the street is mortared but the other is stacked)

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How do you mortar a 2,000 lb. boulder? After it is stacked I'm guessing.
That wall is pretty cool though.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:34 AM
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Nope. There is one company around here that specializes in mortared boulder walls. One crew mixes and places the mortar, the other is a stone setter and excavator.operator. They pound out some huge walls. Like I said the end wall is stacked and the other is mortared
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:20 AM
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They must get mortar brought in with ready mix trucks, thats a lot!
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:40 AM
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No you got that wrong , It's hand mixed in each guys garage
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:25 AM
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:32 AM
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:17 AM
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We try to stay away from boulders for retaining walls, why not work with stone that has a flat bottom. Armourstone goes up quickly and when ordered by load can all be within one inch of each other. Boulders really don't do a great job of retaining imo.
I use boulders a lot in Atlanta. It seems to be the new trend here.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:29 AM
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Setting boulders is an art! I'd like to give it a try, but it must be very time consuming
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:06 AM
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I use boulders a lot in Atlanta. It seems to be the new trend here.
That's right. Hardscaping entails trends. Like in the 70's when people has fake brick on their kitchen walls, and the 80's when people used T1-11 plywood for house siding.
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