Ledge Stone Retaining Wall - ?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by timscherer, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. timscherer

    timscherer LawnSite Member
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    I would like to know how high can you build a dry stacked ledge stone retaining wall before you need to use mortar for the ledge stones, and a concrete foundation as opposed to aggregate material?

    Any information to this question or additional related information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Tim
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2010
  2. 4Russl5

    4Russl5 LawnSite Member
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    Sub it out to someone who knows what they are doing so everyone is happy. Particularly your customer.
     
  3. timscherer

    timscherer LawnSite Member
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    I thought this forum was used to get answers to questions to help share information on projects to improve quality of work, not answers like this - Thanks.

    Anyone who can help answer my question would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Tim
     
  4. traderfjp

    traderfjp LawnSite Member
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    Use a block adhesive. Dig down and add base. Then lay your blcoks on this and use adhesive for each block. The block will break before the adhesive bond.
     
  5. Moneypit

    Moneypit LawnSite Member
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    Wow, you should really stop giving people advise. The sad part is, someone who does not know any better might actually listen to you.
     
  6. traderfjp

    traderfjp LawnSite Member
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  7. Moneypit

    Moneypit LawnSite Member
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    That link is to a DIY version of how to lay concrete block. Did you post the wrong link?
     
  8. yardworks  inc.

    yardworks inc. LawnSite Member
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    You can build a wall very tall if you know what you are doing. Stone walls have to be built a certain way, with the right setback and constructed very carefully. There are not very many stonemasons left who can build a natural stone retaining wall correctly. I would not try this if you have no experience, you are asking for trouble. There is a stonewall association based in Kentucky that might be able to help you locate someone in your area.
     
  9. 4Russl5

    4Russl5 LawnSite Member
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    As a dry stone mason who does this for a living.... It would be like me asking you for advice to maintain and mow a large estate or condo complex. I would be totally out of my league, even though I own a mower and hand pruners. If you are a GContractor, sub it out. Go to the Dry Stone Conservancy, www.drystone.org and read up.
     
  10. timscherer

    timscherer LawnSite Member
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    I just want to thank everyone for the advice and your time answering my question. I will continue to do my research so I can expand my business and get more involved into Hardscaping.
     

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