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First retaining wall job. Opinions appreciated.

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by sgl41377, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. sgl41377

    sgl41377 LawnSite Member
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    What do you think?

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  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Is it used in conjunction with the retaining fence system?
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  3. sgl41377

    sgl41377 LawnSite Member
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    The fence was already there. Behind the fence is another retaining wall and they may need to move the fence up. My job was to re-grade area, install wall, create planting bed above wall, and sitting area in front. Wish I had some before pics.
     
  4. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    From this distance on the outside it looks ok, but its whats behind the wall that counts.
     
  5. sgl41377

    sgl41377 LawnSite Member
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    I agree. I did a lot of research and feel confident.
     
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    All I see is a span of ground.

    Can you get some better pictures?
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  7. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Why was the left side not stepped
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  8. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer LawnSite Member
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    Huh? It goes back into the hill. You have to imagine it when it is not shown in pictures.
     
  9. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    No evidence of that in the picture but I will take your word for it.
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  10. IowaCustomLandscapes

    IowaCustomLandscapes LawnSite Member
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    The wall looks like it is level and properly built, however I would question how far the backfill comes up on the left side. It is on a down hill slope so you should be able to see soil/grass/plantings above all of the wall! My 2cents.
     

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