Base for Retaining Wall Block

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  1. Aug 12, 2018 at 2:35 PM #1

    ToeJoe

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    I am putting retaining wall blocks around my garden and would like to know what is the best base to put down underneath them and how deep should the base be? They are the 3!/2" high X 11 1/2" wide X 7" deep. I plan to go 2 high would you make the base 10" wide or 8" wide. I do not want them to sink into the ground.
    This is my first time doing something like this and want a very good job doing it. Any pointers would be appreciative.
     
  2. Aug 13, 2018 at 11:22 AM #2

    nealtw

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  3. Aug 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM #3

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    Since you are only using 2 courses for your garden wall, I would use a base similar to that of decorative paver driveway.

    4" deep X 8" wide gravel, infilled with sand.
     

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