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wall now landscaping later

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by cooltype, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. cooltype

    cooltype LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    wall I built over the weekend. Ripped out all the landscaping as well all new stuff is going in in a couple weeks. i will have more pictures then.


    footer 2.jpg

    in progress.jpg


  2. cooltype

    cooltype LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    landscaping will start down by the tractor, and bed is going to wrap around the entire house all the way back to the front drive way. installing another bed around mailbox and up the drive. will post pics of the front later to give you a better idea. also building 2 small walls to terrace the front bed

  3. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,599

    Looks good, I see alot of money involved in this one!
  4. shethinksmytractors_sexy

    shethinksmytractors_sexy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    you didnt mention we built it in about 5 hrs.

  5. lot0210

    lot0210 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    Not to be a butt but did you put deadheads in there I didn't see any
  6. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    Nice, can't wait til I learn to build retaining walls! I admire the work! If you don't mind me asking how much are you getting for it?
  7. daveyo

    daveyo LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Posts: 907

    I'm not bustin your chops but I dont like that base, it doesn't even looked tamped, maybe its the pic, what size stone did you use, is it crushed concrete? I also don't see any drainage anywhere thats a lot of surcharge behind that wall, did you dig out behind the wall and fill with 3/4? is there going to be any drainage to day light? I don't see any piping. it looks like its going to fail. Maybe I'm missing something, like i said I'm not bustin but you posted for opinions right.
  8. cooltype

    cooltype LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    yeah suprisingly me and shethinksmytractors sexy built the majority of this wall in about 5 hours. came back later and finished up. Yes, we were working like a couple of Amigos. Block arrived late

    lot0210 if you know something i dont let me know but i have no idea what you are talking about. deadheads? the only thing in this wall is gravel and drainage,the only other thing that goes in these walls is grid but not being the size it is.

    daveyo the picture of the footer was just taken after dumping gravel in the hole, it hasnt even been leveled out sorry for the confusion i was just snapping some in progress pictures. There is drainage behind the wall and an outlet at the end it can barely be seen in the 3rd pic. Also there is about 3 feet of gravel behind the wall.

    This is going to look good when all done i cant wait to do the landscaping!!
  9. cooltype

    cooltype LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    oh and as far as the price its going to be around $8,000 when its all said and done.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    looks good

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