Retaining Wall Pics

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Canon Landscaping, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. Canon Landscaping

    Canon Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here are are some pics of a wall we just finished.

    Excavation.jpg

    Old Wall.jpg

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  2. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nice looking job, what kind of blocks?
    Mike
     
  3. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They look like Versa-Lok . Nice work !
     
  4. Canon Landscaping

    Canon Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes they are Versa-Lok first time working with them
     
  5. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    Is there any drainage behind that wall? Didn't see any outlets. :confused:
     
  6. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
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    what Paponte said.....where da drainage at? that wall is too high and long to not have any drainage outlets on the face. from my understanding. you should have a "t" in the pipe every 25' draining out the front of the wall. thats how I was taught anyway. otherwise the wall looks well built and the product used is nice also.
     
  7. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have never did it that wat of t ing it. Most of my walls has atleast 12" or more of gravel and water will follow the gravel. Also we do use pipe, but water does natural flow with it, also we backfill min. of 2' of gravel behind any wall.
    Mike
     
  8. Canon Landscaping

    Canon Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    The wall was engineered and we built it to specs it has a drain that runs the length of the wall at the base it has 16 inches of 3/4 rock behind the wall and 5 pulls of grid a drain is going to be installed in the drive on the top to keep the water from reaching the wall.
     
  9. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I got NCMA certified last year. They specify 4" perf pipe either corrigated or PVC. If PVC face holes down. They have to be daylighted every 40' of the run. I see more and more of these walls - especially commercial where there are no visable drains or visible 2" PVC. ???? What gives ??
     
  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    THat looks really good.
     

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