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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    I think it looks fantastic.
     
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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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    Are you trucking the rock in?
     
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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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    Good, cause some species of rock can be overly invasive...:p
     
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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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    Do you suddenly have a craving for Chinese food?
     
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    Are you going to put a big golden door in it for the immigrants?
     
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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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    Do you have any type of footing?
     
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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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