First retaing wall

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by XStream Aquatics, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. XStream Aquatics

    XStream Aquatics LawnSite Member
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    I mainly install water features but had a good friend ask to build a retainer wall for him. I have to say wow this was easy compared to stacking boulders. I've built alot of formal and informal ponds with dry stacked limestone or true 6" venner limestone. Having stones (blocks) that were all the same and flat made it so easy. After leveling the bottom run off it went. Yes I did check with manf. to make sure it would be installed correctly, geotextile, pins, 3'-4' gravel, drains and fabric. I hope to get more of these.

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  2. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    looks great!
     
  3. howierd3866

    howierd3866 LawnSite Senior Member
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    looks good now if I could get someone to do one in my backyard
     
  4. Cagey

    Cagey LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Posts: 8

    As a homeowner, I am considering installing a retaining wall such as you did, can you please share with us the manufacturer of the blocks. I like the look of what you did, and would like to find out if the blocks are available in my area. Thank you for sharing the information.

    Cagey
     
  5. XStream Aquatics

    XStream Aquatics LawnSite Member
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    ICD corporation (innovative concrete design) StoneWall Select.
     
  6. Cagey

    Cagey LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Posts: 8

    Thank you again for the information.
     
  7. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
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    nice work I just dont care for that block, something funky about it
     
  8. ericmcj31

    ericmcj31 LawnSite Senior Member
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    What??:hammerhead::hammerhead: Looks great-wall, block, plants and all!:clapping::cool2:
     
  9. XStream Aquatics

    XStream Aquatics LawnSite Member
    Posts: 239

    I agree but the homeowner said she wanted the cheapest locking block I could find. So therefore the warranty on workmanship was only 5 years, alittle shorter than what I'd offer on a better block.
     
  10. Top Dog Pavers

    Top Dog Pavers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    Nice job on the curves!
     

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