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  1. Building & Construction
    I have a free standing front porch made from cinder block that needs replacement. The plan is to extend the width to about 15ft to get rid of some dead space and re-center the door. We like the retaining wall/cap look (from Techno-Bloc, Belgard, Cambridge, etc). Can anyone provide me with the...
  2. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    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...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi all, I hope I can solicit some help/ideas. To give you some background I have owned my home for a little over 4 years and when we bought it there was a small problem with the retaining wall on the North side leaning a few degrees (nothing major or so I thought). Fast forward 4 years and it...
  4. Building & Construction
    My parents have an old retaining wall (30+ years?) that needs to be replaced. They are open to any kind of materials, it doesn't need to be wood. What is the easiest way to build a new retaining wall that lasts about as well as this old one? It is about 4.5 feet high and 18 feet long. No...
  5. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have just finished a fairly large retaining wall project. Hopefully I can explain the wall clearly. My yard was sloping up about 4 feet over the last 20 feet. So we flattened it out, and built the wall against the back fence, with the sides wrapping around. So if you are standing in the...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Help, Fence or Retaining Wall First? With Picture We are looking for some help/opinions on a backyard project. Our primary goal is to get a 6 ft. wood privacy fence installed. Second goal is to level off that side of the yard and create a more usable safe space. The retaining wall at its...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    This is kind of a two part question. My wife and I purchased a house and end of the back yard sloped down into our neighbors yard, down about 10 feet, out about 20. We had someone come in and install two terraced retaining walls and regained about 10 feet of yard. We used ecology blocks...
  8. Carpentry
    I recently purchased a home in Charlotte, NC and love it. Its in a neighborhood that was built in the early 80s... ranch style homes primarily. The lots are fairly wooded, and the contractor used a lot of railroad tie walls in the neighborhood. A lot of my neighbors seem to have transitioned to...
  9. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have a nightmare that I'm hoping some of you might be able to advise me about. We moved out here to Dallas a year and a half ago and bought an economical house on one of the few hills in Dallas. The only drawback to the house was an extremely large (about 100 feet long and 3-7.5 feet tall)...
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