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Retaining Wall Entertainment! Pics!

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by jonmcmeen, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. jonmcmeen

    jonmcmeen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    Hello fellow Hardscapers/Landscapers! I was working near this house in Northern, NJ and just happened to see this today so I pulled out the ol' camera phone to take some pics! This wall fell over the weekend. It was installed less than a year ago too. (I know that because I was one of the contractors that looked at the work last year. I do know who did it and lets just say it was indeed a "professional" landscape company rather than a homeowner...ha!)

    I figured that you guys might enjoy this one. And if you are in Sussex County, NJ and want to take a weekend drive- it is worth it! Drop me a line and I will tell you where it is. my pics don't give enough justice.


  2. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 633

    ha ha ha,as luck would have it.:clapping:
  3. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    Damn Jon stop posting pics of my walls on the web!!! Whats that the wall over on East shore trail down the road from that job i did?

  4. jonmcmeen

    jonmcmeen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    Ha Ha Mrusk you are indeed correct on the location- I knew you would know where that one was! Check it out- it is a mess.

    P.s. Mrusk- it is more likely that Aliens would take over NJ than one of your walls falling!:laugh:

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    all the rain we had did that puppy in
  6. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,649

    What a mess to be in. Hope it never happens to me.
  7. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    Didn't Mbella install a wall in Sussex????

  8. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    wow, whats the reason for catastrophic failure like that?
  9. MowJoeLandscaping

    MowJoeLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    Well becuase i'm not there but even my blind eyes can see that there is no geo fabric, or drainage pipe. hydraulic pressure (that's water) exceeded his wall building capailities. Only rich people can afford to do a job twice, do it right the first time!

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