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retaining wall

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by wahlturfcare, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 549

    thought id post a pic of a retaining wall im doing.

  2. huh

    huh LawnSite Senior Member
    from Lubbock
    Messages: 251

    looks great...nice job holding the lines throughout

    nice lil house too.....dog has a HUGE bowl! :laugh:
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,602

    Not much to see in that pic.

    All I see is lawn and the back of a lab.

    Maybe zoom in on the wall a bit? More wall and less lawn, as well as less garage or house or whatever it is!
  4. skidmaster

    skidmaster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Is that a barn, a garage, a house, what in the fock is that anyway. Your workmanship looks good, however those blocks are as ugly as the building. Keep up the good work!
  5. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    Am I the only one seeng the joints? Do we need to sit down in class and go over proper joint placement? :hammerhead:
  6. Branching Out

    Branching Out LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    When I went to school, it was outside the class that we learned about proper joint placement. I agree Paul. Looks like they aren't staggered properly to me either.:cool2:
  7. jreiff

    jreiff LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 402

    Not Half Bond...
  8. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    I realize you loose your lines symmetric on turns. But you could of cut a block here and there to regain the look.
  9. orionkf

    orionkf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    If there is 1/4 block bond, then it should be fine structurally. You end up with the same bond when you build a versa-lok outside corner.

    Aesthetically, well, it's consistent, which is acceptable.

    I usually stack from the middle of the turn, but I've done it both ways. I've only made cuts on really long turns where the 1/4 block bond would be in jeopardy.
  10. Branching Out

    Branching Out LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    it doesn't even look like 1/4 bond to me.

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