Hacker Thread

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by IRRITECH, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. IRRITECH

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 931

    I don't put in walls, but I certainly know this is just wrong.

    IMAG0067.jpg
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,401

    What soil type is in thy area?
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  3. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

  4. IRRITECH

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 931

    yeah, red clay and rock
     
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,401

    How long has that slope been cut like that???

    How long has the walls bean dere??

    2 yrs?

    9 yrs?

    11 yrs?

    The two walls certainly ARE level and don't look bad.

    Looks like a grade issue that the owner inherited from the builder and or developer. Probably put those 2 smalls walls up after having to constantly clean sediment off the driveway, and probably thats all they could afford?


    ,
     
  6. FLCthes4:11-12

    FLCthes4:11-12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 284

    I doubt they were throwing rocks at you while you were out spraying not every project has to end up in the Belgard Catalog
     
  7. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Posts: 1,891

    looks fine to mw
     
  8. IRRITECH

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 931

    Really?? I'll take your word for it, but to me that is scary. No idea how long it has been there.
     
  9. pieperlc

    pieperlc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 523

    This thread cracked me up and I had to comment:

    If someone posted this job with the title "Look at the walls I just built." We would have hacked him down and told him what a lousy engineering job, no grid, etc. Instead someone posts a poor job for kicks and we say "not too bad, the walls look good, probably didn't have the money for anymore construction."

    It does look a little scary, but at this point, the walls look stable.
     
  10. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Posts: 1,891

    the only problem I can see is no drainage. the courses look level the set back on the 2nd wall looks a little to short but not that bad. cant tell if there is grid or if they back filled with stone or not. the front of the wall looks fine. no cracking no shifting and it has been there fr at least a year.
     

Share This Page