Small Retaining Wall / Mulch Job

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by grasseaters, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. grasseaters

    grasseaters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    Here are a couple of pictures from a small job we did. 2 Yards of mulch and a Unilock stack stone wall. Also had to bust up some concrete that was in the planting bed for some reason.

    Loulousis Before Side View Concrete Demo.jpg

    Loulousis Before Rock Removal and Edging.jpg

    Loulousis Before Planting Bed.jpg

    Loulousis Before Concrete Demo.jpg

    Loulousis After Yard View.jpg
  2. grasseaters

    grasseaters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    We pulled out all of the rock near the bushes added 1/2 yard of dirt to level it out and used block edging to finish it off. We also added a 1/2 yard of dirt to raise the planting bed. (customer did her own plantings). Mike

    Loulousis After Side View From Steps.jpg

    Loulousis After  Front View of Retaining Wall.jpg

    Loulousis After Front View.jpg

    Loulousis After Mulch and Bushes.jpg

    Loulousis After Retaining Wall.jpg
  3. ericlemson

    ericlemson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    very nice improvement
  4. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 642

    ya thats looks cool , how long did it take to put the wall up??where did you learn this?
  5. grasseaters

    grasseaters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    The wall took about 8 hours to complete as I had to over see the other projects as well. Also had to bust up about 6 feet of concrete so that didnt help the situation.

    I learned by practicing in my yard and reading a ton of posts on LS.
  6. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    There's a SLIGHT wave in the wall on the right (driveway) side. My first wall was the same (couple weeks ago) but it was bigger so I tore it out and did it again. Honestly, things I notice 99% of avg. homeowners will never see. Nice work!
  7. bigclawnman

    bigclawnman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    Did you use mortar on/in the joints, or are they just dry fit?
  8. grasseaters

    grasseaters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    Dry fit. I would have liked to have used mortar but the cust changed the budget halfway through the job so we had to scale a lot of things back.
  9. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,582

    Nice job

    I am intresested on how to install ertaining walls and such
  10. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    We have just completed a 240' planter like that one....same brick and everything. You are missing one important tool! A 4' legnth of 1" x 1/8" square tubing. And a good rubber mallet. There is literally no wayto be uneven. I'll snap a few pics of what we did! Good job!

    Also...they make corner pieces that will clean up the corners for you!

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