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Block Retaining Wall Rebuild – Completion

Posted on September 8th, 2016 by John Foegley

Block Retaining wall completion As our block retaining wall increased in height we utilized a block lift and our new excavator to reduce the effort our crew needed to move the 80 lb blocks.  We estimate over 100 tons of block, soil and gravel were moved during this project. This installation progressed very smoothly from […]

Retaining Wall Reconstruction- Day 2

Posted on August 25th, 2016 by John Foegley

Retaining wall that’s built to last! Day 2. You can’t just tear down an old timber retaining wall and install a block one without doing a lot of excavation. A wall of this size in clay soil  must to be reinforced and have good drainage.  The next step in our wall project was to excavate […]

Reconstructing Retaining Walls – Day 1

Posted on August 8th, 2016 by John Foegley

Retaining walls built from pressure treated timbers 30+ years ago are beginning to fail. Back in the 1980’s and 1990’s pressure treated timbers were believed to be a great material for building retaining walls.  Unfortunately, wood decays, sometimes ants destroy it and gravity always takes it’s toll. It’s just mother natures way.  These 8′ tall […]