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wall base

bobcatnj

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
flemington,NJ
what are you guys using for retaining wall base? was talking to a guy the other day and he was using stone dust. i usually use 3/4 stone. can dust be used?
 

PatriotLandscape

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
MA
stay away from stone dust it will migrate over time and is not the best product for the customer. Dust will work great on the short term but down the road the wall could fail.
 

D Felix

LawnSite Bronze Member
Yep, 1" down to dust, or 3/4" down to dust (road base) should be used for wall base. No stone dust, no clean stone.

The problem we have right *now* is it's all really wet from sitting in the piles at the quarry all winter. If the first 15 tons we got for our first hardscape job of the year (still in process) had been any wetter, we could have pulled it out like concrete!
 

D Felix

LawnSite Bronze Member
Nope, no qp around here. It's either 53's or 73's.

The different terms is why you need to use a description (3/4- or 3/4 clean, etc) instead of the name on this board...
 

cgland

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Reading, PA
Dan - I have to disagree with your comment about not using clean stone for wall base. It is actually an accepted practice by NCMA and is becoming more popular these days. As you know, clean stone should be used in all water applications as well.

Chris
 
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