Rock wall question ?

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Old 05-28-19, 01:50 PM
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Rock wall question ?

I have a dry stack rock wall 3' high X 50' long and was starting to fall apart in places, hired someone to repair but they left after a few hours. The person did remove the top pieces of slate dirt etc and pulled the top rocks forward to straighten the rock wall. This created a gap of about 3" or so between the ground & rocks and he said he was going to fill the gap with dirt.
Before I hire someone new or do it myself the idea of just putting dirt to fill the gap/space concerns me. Any input on how to proceed would be appreciated, Thanks !

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Old 05-28-19, 02:36 PM
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My concern is if just dirt is placed between the rocks & ground wouldn't that eventually erode away ? What should be put there to fill the space ? Thanks !
 
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Old 05-29-19, 08:35 AM
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Every bolder wall I have built had a drain pipe behind the lowest level which was then filled with gravel as the courses were installed to allow any water to drain away vs washing out the dirt!
 
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Thanks for your help !
 
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