Heres a wall i looked at today. I think its obvious what I want to avoid once i complete a rebuild. Im reusing the stones. they are nice and solid still. Ive been involved in builds like this in the past when I worked at another company but I dont think thier backfill methods were ever what they should have been. Some crusher behind it and that was usually about it. This wall was built right up against soil. And Im guessing it was done a long time ago. It also appears to have been built flush and not stepped. Aside from a new solid base, stone backfill, drainage pipe behind it..?, and stepping the stones back towards the higher portion of land. what other methods would you impliment towards building a wall that will remain in place for years to come. Any "geo grid" type material to separate the stone and soil? Or would you leave that for the block walls? I just dont want to lose sleep at night once im done with this thinking i didnt do something i otherwise should have. I was also toying with the idea of moving the wall forward some rather than digging back. What do you guys think? All suggestions are appreciated.