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Old 06-05-2006, 01:04 AM
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You cant knock the wall w/o the cap. I have built a few walls and the customer could not afford the caps and really they can go on any time. 1 of the first walls i built a young couple had young kids and they had a large stone wall falling in on there small yard. The owner would not allow there kids to play in the yard due to the danger of the existing wall. He had to actually finance the wall i built and to save cost we did not cap the wall due to it was a 700.00 savings that was much needed for this couples much needed budget. The wall being higher than the grade, well al ot of block manufactures recomend this.
mike

was it built by these same kids. this wall was built when house was built. house sold for $300k+. which isnt enough money for a builder to spend $500 on cap blocks
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Old 06-05-2006, 10:30 PM
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I think some of you did not understand my comment. Yes, i think this job looks like crap. How ever i do my job right and out of my 150 plus walls i have the 1 i spoke about with out caps. I have in expensive white sand stone the top 2" of the block and 2' behind edged with the stone the job looks good and it is built correct. It was a situation i knew the customer and could not afford the caps at the time but had an emergency situation in his yard. There are no danger that i created in this job at it looks fine. I use allen block with a good lip system and that wall is there to stay w or w/o a cap.
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Old 06-05-2006, 10:37 PM
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yes they can knock a wall w/o the cap .... thats freaking crazy in time that "cap" that it on there is going to fall off/get pushed off by the settling of the soil. if the customer cant afford to have the caps put on then why did/would you even build it? if your going to do it do it right or not at all. yeah ive had people want to save money on caps.. and yeah i passed on installing the job im not going to do something halfa$$ and let it come back to haunt me later on down the road. sure the caps can go on at anytime but its fast easier and better for them to go on when the wall is built. like i was saying before why sacrifice quality for a few bucks? its not worth it. if someone doesnt want yo u to do the/your job the right way walk away from it. its not worth it. plus it makes you look bad having not done something fully the way it should be.
I dont get it? your comment that cap that is on there will fall off. The pic i looked at i did not see a cap.
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