How tall can this block go?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Dirty Water, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    I think the specs say they can go in 4 foot increments.
  3. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    That block is known as Ault Wall OS meaning "Over Size"

    The max height is 4' and the manufacturer states clearly that it is NOT suitable as an 'engineered' SRW.
  4. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    Not with that kind of toe slope and lack of drainage.

  5. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    I would be concerned, too !!
  6. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    I think the setback is a little close too.
  7. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    For legal purposes, I wish to restate my earlier comments to read,

    That block "appears" to be AultWall OS. I can't tell for sure. Also, that I, turfquip am in no way endorsing or failing to endorse that block for the particular wall in question. Its suitability is not for me to determine since I am not on site to more closely evaluate conditions. I aplogize for any confusion my earlier comments could cause and reemphasize that we wish all parties involved with it's construction and ownership a safe and long lasting installation.

    Thank you

  8. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,066

    That guy is a knucklehead. He is so sure of himself. I hope they get a 100 year flood and hurricane and that wall washes out.
  9. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 517

    Wow this wall breaks so many rules of proper installation, to say that you don't need geogird and that there is enough setback proves to everyone that you are in way over your head. The hell with using proper backfill that doesn't matter either right skag. I bet the home owner is glad you posted those pictures so that when it fails and they sue they will have an easy case.
    I think you guys were just being cheap and pocketed the money that should have been used to buy geogrid and proper backfill. I hope it goes to help pay for your college.
  10. waltero

    waltero LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    Hey ChampionLS,

    Did anyone call you a knucklehead when you posted these pictures? You also sound pretty sure of yourself and even after getting beat about the head and neck over the overdig stabilization, I don't think that you understood the whole concept because you argued to the end.

    There is constructive criticism and then there is what you have to offer. In the other post people where trying to inform you about the overdig stabilization and ways to both fix and prevent the problems that you had. they were there trying to help you out, are you being very helpful in this post?

    I am just glad that you are perfect and free of mistakes, makes life easier to go around putting everyone else down. But wait, your are not free of mistakes as we can see, are you?


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