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  1. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am attempting to build a retaining wall to help level part of my yard. The retaining wall itself will be only about 16" high. I am building with 6x6 p.t. The wall itself will be about 72 feet long. Do I need to have tilling behind it or is the crushed rock going to be sufficient? Thanks in...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    hi there I'm new to this forum and would like some help with building a sitting bench out of cylinder blocks, this is where it gets tricky, I'm trying to do this right in front of an existing cylinder block wall thats about 7 feet high and only has 12inches of a Footing. So do I dig below the...
  3. Building & Construction
    build a concrete footing on a slope I'm looking to build a retaining wall on my backyard that at its tallest point is 2' 3/4" tall. It'll be built on a slope so I can extend my existing yard out by some 350 sq ft. Once the wall is up I'll fill the new area with 4" high slabs of concrete (to...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    My driveway is flat but my property on the side by my neighbor slopes downward. I would like to build a retaining wall and expand my driveway. I would like a concrete retaining wall. Do I need footers? Can the slab for the driveway addition and the retaining wall be a monolithic pour with rebar...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    So I have a piece of equipment that sits about 4ft in the ground with a concrete retaining wall around it. We started a project to seal around the bottom between the slab and the wall. To do this we had to hammer out the excess hydraulic cement that the previous owner used in attempt to seal it...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Along the pool fence I want to put a flowerbed. In the pictures you can see where I threw 3 blueberry bushes in. Well, now the grass is basically growing straight up and holding the plants in the hillside. A heavy wind will probably make them topple over. I am thinking about putting a flowerbed...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'm not sure if patios go in Landscaping or in Concrete & Masonry, so I stuck it over there. Lots of photos. Here is the link to that post. http://www.diychatroom.com/f105/unsure-small-retaining-wall-materials-187427/
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi, I'm new, but it looks like there's good advice to be had here from members. I'm working on the early stages (excavation) of what will be a paver patio in our back yard. The attached picture shows I've dug out an area 22' x 16' on ground that slopes away from the house. A description, then...
  9. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I'll try to keep this short and sweet. With an embankment between two neighbors, who is responsible for holding back the embankment if 1. the upper neighbor has a driveway on edge of the embankment and used a "cut and fill" method to build the driveweay. 2.The bottom neighbor has a current...
  10. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am building a small retaining wall (2 feet tall) and have 2 questions. 1)Can I use large basic concrete block on the base (buried) course and my stackable finished concrete blocks on the second course? The 1st course will not be seen. They are cheaper and the concrete block is more...
  11. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello, I started a timber wall the other day...I dug my trench, leveled the dirt as best as i could...tamped the ground....I then laid down stone, tamped that...leveled it. I put my first timber in 6x6x8 checked my level(length) then plumb(front to back...is that what plumb is?). The wall...
  12. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    This is a long post. Apologies and thanks for your patience. I am researching how to face a cinder block retaining wall with stone. I have a very modest experience with the materials and methods. I removed some set-in-the-ground timber stairs from the hillside in my yard and replaced them with a...
  13. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Im trying to build a retaining wall and have a few questions. There was ivy there, but it didn't look good, so I removed it. Now I would like to build an elevated and level area to put grass. I've never done this before, if any additional info is needed, let me know. I'll give you the...
  14. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Just what it sounds like...Anyone ever done this before? A friend of mine has a skid of approx. 250 2"x12"x8" cap stones. Squared on all sides except the decorative side, which has a distressed / rough edge. He suggested I could take the skid and use them to build up a retaining wall for...
  15. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello. I have a decent sized run of retaining wall blocks (275+caps), which were poorly installed at our new house. I am wanting to re-do them correctly, but am not sure about what make they are and I will need to buy more to finish the project correctly. My best guess is, an Allan Block...
  16. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    hello :thumbsup: II know nothing about retaining walls and I am going to be hiring people to install one for me at the very end of my property in my backyard. My property slopes down 3 or 4 free at the very end. So, I want a retaining wall and level out my backyard. That way when I hire people...
  17. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello All, I'm new to this site, so bear with me while I try to explain my dilemma. I bought a home 2 years ago. I've never been a homeowner before, so I'm making a lot of improvements, but feel like I'm blindly feeling my way through. I just had a stone wall put up yesterday. I came out...
  18. Building & Construction
    Here's the scenario: My backyard is mostly a hill that slopes down from my driveway. I want it to be level, so I'm planning to build a retaining wall at the bottom of the slope, and then backfill the void with gravel. My question is: how much gravel will I need for backfill, and...
  19. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hey, Thanks, in advance, for any help you may have for me. Started building a tiered retaining wall in my backyard. I am using the pavestone windsor wall block. Plan was to have two 2' tiered retaining walls with the appropriate 4' between them. Halfway done with the 1st tier and am...
  20. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    We're replacing our rotted landscape timber retaining walls and not sure where to start. There are two tiers and they are only about 30 inches high and even lower in other areas. The top tier is only about 26 inches tall. It is a fairly long wall though, about 42 feet. Should we remove the...
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