Strange wall situation

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by cedarcroft, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    I have a customer that wants a wall running down the property line going from about a foot high to about 4-5' at its highest. he then wants to install a fence along that property line (on top of the wall). Thats my first issue (fence). My second issue is that he wants the wall to run straight and not curve around with the curve of the slope at the back of the property. I will explain: The property was raised at some point and the back yard drops off about 6'-8' at the rear of the property. this drop off wraps around and runs up the property line gradually decreasing as you get nearer to the house. he wants the wall on the side only, not along the back drop off. I know this sounds basic, but I feel like I will be forever worrying about erosion from the back of the wall running down the rear slope. any suggestions or ideas? or moral support?
  2. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    How about posting some pics so we have a better idea of what your talking about!
  3. bobcat9957

    bobcat9957 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    We use alot of 6" Rip rap (flat rocks) on steep slopes. We spread them with an excavator and use the bucket to push them into the ground. Looks pretty good and will never wash away. Like mrusk pics would help.

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