My wall fell only after two weeks.

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by grassyfras, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    I built a wall the other week that was next to a driveway that hasn't been pored yet. Before I built the wall a water main pipe was dug up and buried where the wall crossed in one section. The hole was filled with looked like crush gravel all the way to the pipe. I didn't excavate all the way down. I guess I assumed the gravel would have been compacted. Guess not. I will have to replace now. Bummer.
  2. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    do you have some pictures? lets see it.
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,552

    better take some courses in wall building............
  4. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    How big was the wall? How much damage? Pics?
  5. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    Sorry for your misfortune, but that is totally awesome. I personally am waiting for a few to come down myself so I can say I told you so, preferably my neighbor with his 8 foot high undrained gravity wall. Seriously though, there is a reason why contractors charge what they do and it is usually justified.
  6. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    congratulations :drinkup::drinkup:
  7. bigslick7878

    bigslick7878 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 809

    Pics or it didn't happen.
  8. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,955

    well better his wall then a clients wall :drinkup:
  9. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,174

    There are so many hacks around here it isn't funny! This makes my job so GOD DAMN hard it's not funny. "Why does it cost double to rebuild this wall all the materials are on site?" :dizzy:
  10. Stone Creations

    Stone Creations LawnSite Member
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