dry stacked flagstone

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by nightshutter, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
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    can dray stacked flagstone be used as a retaining wall? the wall would be 3-4 ft tall. if this makes sense, standing at ground level if the slope was straight up and down it would be about 9-11 ft tall :dizzy: also can dry stacked go along steps up a hill? It usally used on flat surfaces for flower beds.

    in the location now are some poorly done rocks. Big boulders would be good but there is no access for a mini x or skid. The only access is a small set of stairs that are 3 ft wide. everything has to be carried in by hand.


    This pic is what im talking about

    199_Dry stack flagstone wall.jpg
     
  2. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    for no access with equipment to do something better. Why not leave whats there, looks okay.
     
  3. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
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    Oh the pic is the type of dry stack I'm talking about. The wall im talking about has railroad ties and smaller mismatching rock.
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  4. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
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    Any ideas or sugestions for something different would be good. There is a flagstone patio right next to this wall
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  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yes...............
     
  6. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
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    I know it can be stacked that high but i have only seen it with raised bed or a small hill. The hill is pretty steep behind the wall. I just want to make sure.
     
  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    YOu can stack it as high as you want as long as you keep increasing the width.
     

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