Rock Wall

Started by glenn kangiser, April 13, 2008, 02:37:37 AM

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Here is a rock wall they were building at the project I worked on the other day. 

The excavator operator is a lady, and she can really run that thing.

The rock wall is about 8 feet high and 4 feet wide.  The earth is first cut near vertical and about 4 feet left for the rock.  A red paint line was put on the ground at 4 feet and 5 feet I assume as a check line.  Total tilt looks to be about an inch or two per foot back.

Geotextile fabric is placed over the excavated wall.  A drain line is put at the back of the wall on top of the fabric. 

Face rocks are chosen and placed with the backs running wild and filled with rubble to the earth wall.  All large rocks in general tilt a bit toward the earth wall.  Gravity holds the whole thing together.  The large rocks here I would estimate to be in the 3 to 4000 lb range.

I posted this because it may be of interest to those wishing to landscape around their place , even if smaller rocks are used.

Online rock walling book.

If you are excited by ladies throwing rocks with excavators, here is a little longer video.

"Always work from the general to the specific." J. Raabe

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