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dry stacking natural stone

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by captaingreen, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. captaingreen

    captaingreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    Just curious if any of you guys have built walls like this. Do you use the same base materials, backfill, and geo textile? I'm thinking of doing one of these and haven't had any experience with one as of yet.
  2. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    I keep them to below 3', but they are typically 18-24" wide, utilizing the mass of the stone for support. I backfill with clean 1 1/4 (57's)

    Usually a 8-12" deep footer with the 57's at the base. Lay the first courses and keep on going.

  3. captaingreen

    captaingreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    Thanks Treedoc!
  4. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    "Nice Job", that looks Awsome!!!!!!!!! payup
  5. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Yes it does and see the holes in the bottom of the wall to provide good drainage and the guy digging in a place to put a drain line on the downspout?Ya gotta think drainage all the time.I think that's great cuz alot of landscapers and hardscapers around here ignore drainage issues and I gotta deal with it after the damage is done.

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