Saw this and had to take a pic!

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by shade tree landscaping, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. shade tree landscaping

    shade tree landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 915

    This is NOT my work, saw it while driving today. When this falls from the first good rain storm, I'll take a few pics of the mess. I only see one "drain" if you can call it that since its all the way on top of the wall. The pics don't truely show how bad the wall is. Nothing even at all, I rounded a corner and saw it rite away.

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  2. shethinksmytractors_sexy

    shethinksmytractors_sexy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    wow!!! thats horrible
  3. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    I could show you one where the only thing holding it up is a tree, you see all kinds.
  4. Green Team Landscaping

    Green Team Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

    What are you supposed to do about drainage for those? (Just for future reference)
  5. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    Put a pipe thru the wall at the bottom since it will drain down if proper drain stone was used. Run pref across the bottom then t out at lowest point.
  6. Green Team Landscaping

    Green Team Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

    so you like backfill with rocks(crushed stone), and put pipes through it? also, is it that hard to keep those blocks straight and not have spaces in between some of them?
  7. Oasis-Outdoor

    Oasis-Outdoor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    Actually, it looks like the pipe coming out of the top of the wall is just draining the downspout by the front porch (if I am looking at the picture correctly). It is amazing that people do not want to take the time to prepare the base right on a project!
  8. littleo92

    littleo92 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    I bet you $100 that the home owner did it theirself's since the box stores any dummie can do it, last two did I justr did peolpe where woundering why I had to do this or why I have to do that, Geee I do'nt friggin know maybe so it looks good blocks are tight straight and level and may last more then one year

    no no you right Ido not need to have a 4" to 6" base for that patio no no your right why do I need to pack it I like the waves:hammerhead:

    It's raining again herer I better break out the pontoon to ride up and down the street.*trucewhiteflag*

    O by theway thanks president Bush for breaking off your very improtant over sees meetings to see the poor middle class people float down the river,
    putts show up after all the water has gone down, I really wounder did this moraon finish 5th grade!!!:dancing:

    Seen today that they where going to look in to why the barrels of crude are falling,

    really I do'nt see it hell diesel went up 10 cents here and gas stayed the same after barells have gone down over 12 bucks can some one explain this one to me again!
  9. Harley-D

    Harley-D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    I think the wall looks great! :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    Won't be long till it comes down...:waving:
  10. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    shade tree, That piece of PVC pipe coming through the block isn't even for the wall, it's attached to the down spout coming down along side the porch. This kind of crap gives you pros a really, really bad name.

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