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Old 11-24-2007, 03:19 AM
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A Big Rock Wall

I know this style of wall isn't everyone on Lawnsite's favorite. But it's real popular here in the NW.

Anyway, we just finished this last week. The panoramic photo below only shows about half of the longest wall we did at this property. You can see about 120' of the wall. But in all, that wall is 280' long by 4' high most of the way. It goes up and down, fades from facing in toward the yard to facing out toward the neighbor, fades around the corner of the house, near the neighbors property, back around the lower part of the yard, and more. This took a while to do. But the homeowner was very happy. It was just what they wanted.

Next summer a lot of the perennials that we planted above the wall will begin to trail down and that will soften the wall quite a bit.

Here is the panoramic view....
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Old 11-24-2007, 03:20 AM
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You can see bunch more photos from the job here;


http://www.lewislandscape.com/photos/gallery/album39


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Old 11-24-2007, 07:26 AM
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Very nice job.................Where did you get the water fountain thats next to the hottub?
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:40 AM
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Real nice Jim! What keeps the wall together, just the slight angle it sits at?
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Old 11-24-2007, 12:36 PM
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Very nice job.................Where did you get the water fountain thats next to the hottub?
Just a local rock supplier. They have lots of them.
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Old 11-24-2007, 12:36 PM
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Real nice Jim! What keeps the wall together, just the slight angle it sits at?
Yah, it's a dry-stack wall. Just gravity, the weight of the rocks, and the slight batter keep them together.
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Old 11-24-2007, 08:08 PM
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Is that a kid's hideaway in the corner?

You do nice work. Property looks very nice too.
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Old 11-25-2007, 10:08 AM
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1k square dry stack wall that is a sweet job. Great looking wall.
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Old 11-25-2007, 12:19 PM
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Nice looking project. You don't see those type of walls around here, but I like it. How thick is the wall? Do you use fabric on the backside to keep the backfill from coming through the cracks?
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Old 11-25-2007, 09:44 PM
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Nice looking project. You don't see those type of walls around here, but I like it. How thick is the wall? Do you use fabric on the backside to keep the backfill from coming through the cracks?
It's anywhere from 10"-18" thick. The front is flat, the backside of the wall is not. The rocks used to make the wall vary in thickness.

We sometimes use fabric behind the larger walls, like this one. On a smaller dry-stack wall we wouldn't need to.
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