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Need Some Help

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,402

    So we're building this Cornerstone retaining wall. I mean, yeah we've build alotta walls, but this one is far-out different than anything I've ever seen,

    As you can see in the picture, there is a pretty roll of grid that we're going to use for reinforcement (I can't believe they make that stuff so pretty only to bury it in the ground). I've never worked with grid before, but I've read alot about it on this forum.

    I need help installing the grid.


    Thanks In Advance.

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    Last edited: Aug 28, 2011
  2. cameronderzack

    cameronderzack LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    I'm going to go with the geo-grid being used is a joke...
     
  3. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,272

    HAhahahahahahahahhaha, just roll it out long ways on top of the block and make sure you use your hand tamp when you back fill. If you have any corners make sure to use a handy dandy 90 degree laser!
     
  4. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    You're supposed to roll it out? :confused:

    I always bury the full rolls behind the block.
     
  5. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    I see you still have the FORD.
     
  6. Krafty

    Krafty LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from St. Louis MO
    Posts: 711

    Skip the tamper all together, with that high tech pretty orange grind you don't even need to back fill your wall!!
     
  7. GroundOneMN

    GroundOneMN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    If you have to ask, then you shouldnt be doing it......but i think you should spot weld it to the block. Better bonding, but i have also used Duct Tape.....
     
  8. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    Use your concrete adhesive, glue it to the blocks and roll it back into the hill.
     
  9. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    Ya know the worse part is someone has probably used fencing before
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  10. custom patios

    custom patios LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    that looks a little too much like orange safety fencing to me. nice try.
    geo grid does not get rolled along the length of the wall. it gets rolled from the face of the wall back into the soil it helps stabalize. cut and start again. but you know this Im sure, as well as the need to have an engineer so that a reinforced wall failure wont fall on YOUR shoulders.
     

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