How cold is too cold?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Inspira, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Inspira

    Inspira LawnSite Member
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    Just got news that the end-of-year bonus was more than expected, and I think I'm actually going to be able to finally fix my deteriorating 6x6 lumber retaining walls.

    My question is, did I miss the boat? I'm in North Jersey - can work still be done or should I wait until spring? It's two 4ft tall 25ft long walls, and a couple staircases.
     
  2. greatinmulchbeds

    greatinmulchbeds LawnSite Member
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    No right now is still a good time to have your wall done. You may be even able to get a better deal on one, I know I offer incentives like 10% off and other deals like that through the winter to stay busy if its not snowing.
     
  3. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can do it as long as you get the base in before the ground is frozen and not heaving. Try to keep your pile of base rock dry and thawed if your doing it by hand, if you have a tractor than you can break up the frozen base rock.
     
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  5. Inspira

    Inspira LawnSite Member
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    Awesome, I was hoping that would be the case.

    That said - anyone in North Jersey? Specifically the Wayne area.

    See this post for what I'm dealing with - though there is a bit less demo as the wall to the right of the garage has since fallen down...

    Obviously, I'm not trying to just get materials and tackle myself. Amazing how a few years, couple kids, and a bad back will make you rethink things....
     
  6. DVS Hardscaper

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