Tips and Tricks for leveling base of retaining wall:
I am about to take on a retaining wall project using www.geostone.com
gravity wall using their landscape stones. They have lots of good material and I am becoming well versed in the engineering that goes into the wall. I am inviting my dad to help me and only have him for a week. I have about 4 weeks worth of projects and want to make the most of my one week.
My Question: What are some tips you folks have for getting that first row level? Any jigs I can make or purchase before I start digging.
The wall is going to be almost 4 feet (permit height), so according to manufacture directions, I am going to have 1" base depth per foot of wall height. I am on Alabama soil (also know as hard clay), so I am comfortable with the minimum requirements, especially since my house is 50 years old and I'm sure the soil hasn't been touched. I would do some digging before hand, but my dad is bringing a backhoe to level my back yard and that will make quick work of my foundation trench and backfill area.