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Do you like this retaining wall ??

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by mdvaden, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    What do you think of this retaining wall?

    This is not my work. It was near another customer's house. I think its pretty decent looking. The first one I've seen with mixed block colors.

  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    I'd have to see it against the whole house, but I think it looks pretty good. Definitely unique.
  3. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    Honestly, i think it looks tacky. I've built my share of tacky modular block walls and understand that there is a market for them, so I have no problem with the designer or contractor. ... but, it is rather trailer park looking to me.
  4. Crash

    Crash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    Hurts my eyes :dizzy:
  5. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,996

    Hey, some people wear bowling shoes and call it a fashion statement...
  6. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    uh...I would have used 1 color.... It is unique, but still kind of tacky looking at the same time....
  7. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    The reason that this simple approach is unique is because most people recognize that it is tacky, so it is not done.
  8. shooterm

    shooterm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 463

    Cant really tell without a full house veiw. The tacky multi colors was/is kinda trendy since these toned it down from the fluorescent stuff. I still dont like any of the macro formed blocks though.
  9. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    that looks pretty cool :cool2:
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Mixed block walls have their place, but it all depends on the color pallet of the landscape that you are dealing with.

    They can either turn out really neat, or really fugly.

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