Monday, September 1, 2008

Building a Masonry Retaining Wall

In these mountains, retaining walls are a necessary part of large scale site preparation. We have several and have built them the way a wall should be built! In addition, we have designed them according to Town of Boone regulations.
Blocks are set and leveled each run of the rows.
Mesh screen is inserted along each run of blocks. Then gravel is added on top of that, penetrating the grid and anchoring the blocks with the mesh.
Slope and angle are established and monitored at each step of the way.
All runs are filled solid with crushed gravel and soil.
Completed and capped these walls will remain solid for years to come.

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