This makes me Cringe

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by land_scaper70, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. land_scaper70

    land_scaper70 LawnSite Member
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    I Drive past this wall every time I go to mow one of my accounts, and I laugh every time. I finally had to take picture of it and show some other the craftsmanship that is out there. Each step is another panel.

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  2. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why wouldn't they have added height to the end and grade the soil up to the wall to make it a flat lawn?
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  3. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've done it that way before but not so drastic.
     
  4. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    wow and its still standing? how long has that been up for?

    Definitely not the way its done....no exceptions!!
     
  5. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    I just noticed that the wall was built in completely different sections. OMFG I retract my original statement. I have NOT done it that way before, I was just looking at the caps stepping down.
     
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ok, but is the wall failing??
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  7. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    I doubt it, its more of a asthetic thing.
     
  8. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I also just noticed the issue nothing is staggered. I still think reguardless it a should have been built rigght, and b they should have made the wall higher so they could grade the lawn into the wall, nothing I cant stand more is seeing a wall like that and a slanted yard!
     
  9. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Retaining walls gave been around long before any of us here. Since the 1800's and before.

    I take notice of walls everywhere I go. From stone to wood to whatever. And I see some walls built and standing beautifully that have been in the ground for years and some for decades.

    And I often think "this wall is standing beautifully, but the guys on the forum would think it is a disaster".

    Until I see evidence of the wall actually failing, then there is nothing to tell me that the wall is poorly built.

    Some people hunt deer from a tree stand.

    Some people hunt deer from the ground.



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  10. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Adding soil could kill the tree.
     

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