retaining wall's


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Old 09-23-04, 03:24 PM
riley rye
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retaining wall's

I want to build a retaining wall about 5' by 40' but I don't really know where to start. I don't have much experiance in this area anyone have any suggestions on what I may want or need. I also live in the great white north (Edmonton Ab) Thank's
 
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Old 09-23-04, 07:47 PM
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Here is some information on concrete retaining walls.

http://www.quikrete.com/diy/ConcreteRetainingWalls.html

You might also consider the dry stack blocks for your project. As illustrated here:

http://www.masonryforlife.com/improv...rdenwalls.html

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 09-26-04, 05:58 PM
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I like Keystone brand blocks for retaining walls, and I do not like the small blocks you see at most home improvement centers.

The Keystone blocks are more a commercial or professional product and with them you can build a "proper" retaining wall that will last for several lifetimes.... but you need to install them properly and they are heavy. It is not rocket science, but I'd call it a professionals project unless you are an advanced DIY'er with a strong back. Since it is a dry stacked block system I think it should handle your freeze thaw cycle pretty well.
 
 

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