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Old 12-21-2012, 09:50 AM
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LCO's really strive to be the FASTEST......

I would think we would focus on quality over speed. I know I do. when you focus on speed quality goes down.

I'd rather turn out 6 quality yards a day than 12 mediocre yards a day that's for sure.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:57 AM
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dun dun dun. disaster!




thats what ya get if you build a retaining wall with 5 days of rain all day
If the wall was built right this would not have happened, your joints look like crap. Ive built walls during 5 day rains and they are fine. Grid is cheap insurance! Worry about being the best, not the fastest...
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:04 PM
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If the wall was built right this would not have happened, your joints look like crap. Ive built walls during 5 day rains and they are fine. Grid is cheap insurance! Worry about being the best, not the fastest...
I agree with you on this. I'm trying to decipher what went wrong. I'm thinking not enough base material and/or compacted enough. Or no fabric behind the wall, or they didn't backfill with class 5?
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:19 PM
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if the wall was built right this would not have happened, your joints look like crap. Ive built walls during 5 day rains and they are fine. Grid is cheap insurance! Worry about being the best, not the fastest...
agreed!.........
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:06 AM
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I agree with you on this. I'm trying to decipher what went wrong. I'm thinking not enough base material and/or compacted enough. Or no fabric behind the wall, or they didn't backfill with class 5?
Bad base subsoils + inadequate base material I would say.... and that fix doesn't really seem like a fix to me. I'm guessing it will happen again. To make a tiny wall like that drop that much? There isn't a ton of weight there.

Not really a modular wall guy but our modular 'crew' of two guys can hammer out a 1000sq ft wall in 2 10 hour days, especially on a commercial setting. It's all about setup.

Geo-grid is cheap insurance as is reaching proper compaction. It doesn't take that long and is cheaper than having to go back and fix something properly.
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