Boulder Walls

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Wiedmann, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. mxridernorth

    mxridernorth LawnSite Senior Member
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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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  2. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  3. mxridernorth

    mxridernorth LawnSite Senior Member
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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
     
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    They must get mortar brought in with ready mix trucks, thats a lot!
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  5. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    No you got that wrong , It's hand mixed in each guys garage
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  6. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    ^LIKE^
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  7. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    Tuesday morning humor
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  8. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use boulders a lot in Atlanta. It seems to be the new trend here.
     
  9. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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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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  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    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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