outcropping retaining wall

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by B. L. Landscaping, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. B. L. Landscaping

    B. L. Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    I am just wondering what the best way to find the tonage needed to make a wall 2 1/2' by 25' and a wall 3 1/2' by 35' laying flat and stacking up? Will be using outcropping and will be about 6"x2'x4' roughly thanks.
     
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You say "outcropping", I think "limestone".

    Limestone is 170 pounds per cubic foot; I believe Eden says for an outcropping wall figure it at 165 pounds per foot.

    You do the math.
     
  3. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Eden, now that is some pricey stone. Check with some of the larger excavating companies that sell the stone they get from big sites. Around here people are selling 12"-18"x3'-4'(varying sizes) for $75-$100 a stone. Stoneyards sell it by the pound though.
     
  4. B. L. Landscaping

    B. L. Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    thanks for all of your help this will be easier than I though to figure out.
     

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