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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by treedoc1, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Just finished this job after another sub bowed out. Pool was in place prior to us starting. Slope was in excess of 1:1. Only had 7' from edge of pool to property line on back wall. Wall was keystone angle standard and 14 courses tall (10.5'). Dug out and compacted base material to subsoil. Geo engineer ok'd base. Base level ended up being the 10' wide(yes went beyond property line but was within limits when wall appeared out of ground after final grading), dug a 12" deep by 30" wide sub base for first course to lay on. Fabric every 3 courses (6' wide per engineering). Filled totally with clean 57's...no soils. Front of buried 4 base courses was compacted soils to form the required wedge.

    Needed mini ex for 2 days to make initial cuts. Built plywood ramp to slide stone down for backfill. Brought stone from driveway to ramp with new holland skid steer. From that point all other work done by hand. Final tally 180 tons of 57's, 750 standard units at 100 pounds each (37.5 tons) and a few caps and fence posts. 5 men 8 days from start to final cleanup. Don't you hate winter work...Production slows down, but cash flow is a priority.





  2. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    Hi Treedoc
    Your wall job looks real clean. Gotta love those jobs where you have to man handle all your material instead of using equipment. Are you going to do the patio between the wall and the pool as well?
    Nice work!
  3. klkanders

    klkanders LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 849

    Some people just gotta have a pool........looks nice! Im sure it made a costly pool even more expensive. Thanks for the pics!
  4. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Looks very nice. Is the fence on top going to be for securing the pool area or for privacy so the owners can skinny dip?
  5. Edgewater

    Edgewater LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    I would also like to know what is going to be used around the pool. Can pavers be set on top of the clean stone??

  6. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 900

    What are the wall blocks on the inside of the wall (the ones buried in the aggragate) for?
  7. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    Nice work, Doc. Boy, looks like you moved a lot of stone by hand? Sometimes all the equipment in the world just can't get the job done for you. Looks like it was a real challenge. Nicely done.

    In your quote above, are you saying you only dug 12" deep, which would bury about 2 block, then backfilled in front of 2 more, to bury 4 total?

    Also, you're saying grid every 3 course, not fabric, right? Did you geo eng have anything to say about completely filling with stone in the reinforcement zone? In other words, the stone will completely lock the grid w/o any fines?

    I don't know about you guys, but I just don't care for the look of beveled face....
  8. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    Did the engineer have anything to do with placing the fence posts? Typically most engineers will place them 3' behind the face of the wall. In this application you would have to install sonotubes in the backfill zone. This way is a pain in the azz, especially when you are dealing with multiple pulls of grid. It just seems to me that of you had any load or force placed on that fence you will kick out some block or compromise the wall.:nono:

  9. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    Bigvic - Those are the wall block. It looks like Keystone or similar. They are very deep block (and heavy)

  10. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 900

    Wall looks awesome, but those blocks are ugly. CGLAND does that mean those blocks are like 24" deep?

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