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small wall job (w/ pics)

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by cedarcroft, May 8, 2006.

  1. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    a nice little wall we just finished. planting was done by us as well.



  2. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Messages: 1,671

    Nice! The plants a little to crowded against the fence and the solar lights.........get some real lighting in there!

    Wall looks great!
  3. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    solar lights and angels are the customers. I agree about the plants, but they love the skip laurels and they grow well in the shade, so they are there for good.:)
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    What did you do to protect the fence from rotting?
  5. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    made it out of PVC.
  6. jreiff

    jreiff LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 402

    The cap looks unlevel.............
  7. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    I see what you are saying. in the second picture, there are 2 caps that look like they are raised up a bit. last I checked the wall was dead level, but I know what you mean about the caps. now I have to go over there and check on it.
  8. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Looks like a sag in the middle. Sometimes pics can look different than in person though. When you level make sure there is no gap on the bottom of the level.
  9. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    I am not too bad at using a level. there is no sag. but thanks for the comments and critique. The wall is dead level across the board, but I am gonna go check on those caps to see why they look like they are lifted a bit.
  10. daveyo

    daveyo LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Messages: 907

    I'm currently building my first wall (I'm working on it in between jobs). It's my first wall and I'm using ep henry, it's going to be my last using ep henry. My base is dead on, like you said yours is, I shot it over and over plus string lined it and checked it with three different size levels. I get to a part in the wall and I'm off by like 1/4 inch. I said what the hell is going on, my blocks were 6 inches to almost 6 1/4. Are you using ep henry? I'm just curious to see whats the most consistent product out there and what your wallstone is. Looks nice though.

    O'Donnell Landscaping

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