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"Balancing act"

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Captains Landscape, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    how you one go about anchoring a large top heavy rock in the ground? I'm looking to get 5-6' of the stone above grade, so its a big rock. The stone would only be 2' wide, so its more of an rectangle shape. I want it to stand alone with out any support on the sides. Any one have any method details?
  2. NNL&LS

    NNL&LS Banned
    from zone 5
    Messages: 88

    That's funny, I was thinking of the same thing today for a job in the spring.. kind of a monolithic natural stone look. I would like any ideas too. Anchor it in concrete???
  3. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    What we have done in the past is dig a hole deep enough to cover at least 1/3 of the stone and backfill w/ concrete. Almost like a fence post if you will.

  4. GradeMan

    GradeMan LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Messages: 214

    We have use {my guys} an epoxy and for larger rebar and drilled the stone
  5. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    Pour a footing and cover it. Gotta offset the weight.
  6. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    Pour a concrete pad and secure it with a couple beads of PL. :p I would think setting it into a concrete pad would work best.

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