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Large Slab Rock Wall with pics

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by stxkyboy, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. stxkyboy

    stxkyboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 222

    This was a volunteer job I did for a local high school. They are going to place a statue under the cap rock. There will be three fountains in front of the statue with a 500 gal pondless retention system. The slabs are from Lynchburg, OH, each weighs between 800-2000lbs. The cap stone is Indian Gray aprox 13'x8' and 10000lbs. All the walls were reinforced with appropriate geogrid and drain-tile. Several drains had to be relocated or installed. From start to the point shown was approximately 4 weeks.

    Slabs: 220 tons
    #57 lime no dust: 160 tons
    DGA: 140 tons

    Oh and I realize there is a slight slope to the back most portion of the two walls but the front corners are actually level and this job was completed under severe time restraints...and it was free.

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  2. stxkyboy

    stxkyboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 222

    Some more:

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  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    did you buy the stone direct from a quarry or througha landscape supply yard? if you dont mind saying what did the stone run per ton?
  4. stxkyboy

    stxkyboy LawnSite Member
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    The wall gets higher...

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  5. stxkyboy

    stxkyboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 222

    And higher...

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  6. stxkyboy

    stxkyboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 222

    and gets capped:weightlifter:

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  7. stxkyboy

    stxkyboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 222

    I did not buy the stone quarry direct, but the supplier I used is the one that digs it processes it, and wholesales it across the midwest. I paid a little bit more but it allowed me to be a little more picky when it came to dimensions and quality so basicly no waste. We paid $100 bucks a ton.
  8. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    So what is it?

    Edit just read the post..

    Looks cool!
  9. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 359

    nice project

    they bought the stone right?
  10. stxkyboy

    stxkyboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 222

    We donated the labor, all the equiptment rental was donated, the gravel was hauled at cost. All said and done the project still cost just under a hundred grand. That does include the statue (19 grand) that is being made in Italy and wont be here for another couple of months.

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