Retaining wall before and afters

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by shadowrlc, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. shadowrlc

    shadowrlc LawnSite Member
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    This is a retaining wall built on a pretty good slope on a golf course. There's no access with trucks and trailers so all stones were loaded into the tractor bucket and moved as close as we could get then by hand across the hill. We also had to cut the trees and brush off the bank for a better view of the water on the course. Enjoy!

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  2. JosephLawnCare

    JosephLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Explain that hole. Is it a 45 yard par three over the water? The wall looks good though.
     
  3. shadowrlc

    shadowrlc LawnSite Member
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    Ha thats definately what it looks like from the picture. It's actually a par 5. The tee box sits next to the pond and looking at the picture the fairway is to the right.
     
  4. ATouchofGrass

    ATouchofGrass LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
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    That is prolly the coolest backyard ive ever seen :) nothing like a nice little practice course! I wonder how many lost balls are in that water
     
  5. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    What block did you use for that wall? How much backfill was required for that job?
     
  6. shadowrlc

    shadowrlc LawnSite Member
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    It's the 12" stone and I think they are called castle stones but i'm not positive. I'd have to go back and check but I'm pretty sure it was right at 1,000 used for this job. 2 tandem loads of topsoil to back fill and let me tell you, one wheel barrow at a time in the middle of July!!
     
  7. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
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    you are out of your mind wheel barrowing 2 tandem loads of dirt.
     
  8. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    sure does look nice
     

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