First attempt at building a rock wall.

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Looks like a beauty and the wall's not bad either, what are you using for filler.
Every hi-hoe up here has the claw for building walls, I have a nice one just out side my door but the gay filled it with dirt and the weed were to much toubkble so now it is just covered with ivy.
 

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You look like you have it figured out. It's a lot like a 3D puzzle: you look at the pieces and decide how they fit together.
 
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Using mortar for filler. Figured it will hold it together and keep weeds from growing.
 

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Don't forget the drainage. They do lot up here filled with road much, dainage and no weeds to speak of. They do high retaining walls like this to, they use a heavy plastic called geo cloth or something to lock it all together with the fill behind it but never see morter.
 
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We call geo cloth filter fabric and that is a good idea behind it. I may do that in future walls. I have to buy a large roll of it for a job next week.
 
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Yes. Using 1/4 ton rip rap from a quarry down the street so it is native to my area.
 
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I'm sure the native police will arrest him if he carried something other than that in Kommiefornia.
 
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I can tell you that I am so very happy I own equipment. If not I would never be able to get it done. There is two of us working on it. My helper is probably about to quit.
 

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I wouldn't even try it without a hefty excavator. Definitely not a DIY project for anyone - except in your business.
 
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I just hope they are worth it when I am done. I could have done s cinder block wall and been done yesterday.
 
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No just about 6" of rock buried. My engineer is telling me it is not required with the rock. I may go deeper when I get to a wall taller than s couple feet.
 
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I got the idea from the golf course I have been working on. There's are built the same way and have been standing for 96 years.
 
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