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A Big Rock Wall

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by JimLewis, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. tamo

    tamo LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the reply Jim. I was asking about the gaps behind the wall -- the non face side with the irregular shapes.I figure is it's best to fill most of those gaps with small chunks, but I was wondering if you also let some drain rock fill in the voids on the backside?

    Thanks again.
  2. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,841

    Oh. Gotcha.

    Yah, in those areas we do both. Sometimes we'll actually use a whole decent sized stone to make the face-stones stand up the way we want. But more often it's smaller pieces of the wall stone or the gravel drainage. Yah, there are probably 50-100 stones hidden behind the wall in certain areas for that purpose.
  3. tamo

    tamo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 213

    Great, thanks a lot for the info.
  4. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,899

    Have you gone back to take some pictures since the plants filled in? I always liked those before, after and 3-5 year later pictures where your real design brilliance shows through. Provided that is they had a decent maint company maintaining the place.
  5. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,841

    I never have. No. I usually never have time to go back and take photos after we install stuff. I wish I did. Maybe one day... right after we apply new mulch!

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