I hear distant power tools. Is everyone working on a project today. I did and man am I sore. I’m getting to darn old for this.
I didn’t even plan on doing this today, but I really didn’t have much else to do, so one thing led to another and there you have it.
I started off doing some calculations to determine how much material I needed, then went to Lowes to price it out and decided to just rent their truck and haul it all home.
I managed to only have the truck about an hour, which is pretty good for an old man like me to unload all those stones.
I am using river rock under my footing and then patio tiles. The hill will be the hardest part, and any advise is appreciated. After the footings I’ll probably use sand to give an easier time with leveling the blocks and use construction adhesive to hold them together. I know you don’t have to use construction adhesive, but I like things to last.
Here is how things sit now, I should get most of it done tomorrow, but I have to quit early for a doctors appt.
Bricks are everywhere.
Those two blocks are just there to keep the dirt out of the corner. I may try to find some corner blocks or just lay some brick in a square on both corners. A nice post about half again as wide as the wall.
The wall will only be about 21 inches high, so I’m definitely doing some overkill here.
It’s nothing but tree roots, so it’s trenching with a hand spade and a hatchet. At least I can lay on my side while I work, lol.
I know it looks a mess now, but it will be beautiful.
-- Mom always said, "you can do anything you put your mind to." The older I get the more I realize she was right.