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July 27, 2013
Carol Zaglio wrote:
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To obtain the look of a dry stack wall and have some retaining properties, we typically start by pouring a concrete footing. We then begin stacking the stone, as the wall rises we pour a solid concrete wall behind the stack stone reinforced with re-bar, grouting back of stones into new concrete wall. This will lock the stones into place and at the same time achieve the dry stack look. Hope this helps with your wall.
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July 27, 2013
mmswenson wrote:
Beautiful! What masonry company did the stairs and hard-scape?
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Located in the San Fernando Valley. Thank you
    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 11:00AM
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Cool! Thanks so much for response
    Bookmark   August 2, 2013 at 4:28PM
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April 27, 2013
kevin1962 wrote:
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hi..approx. 20' x 120'
    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 8:23AM
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August 19, 2012
jgrauch wrote:
What is the green ground cover under the trees on the bank?
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a variety of lavenders, iceberg roses, rosemary ground cover and calle lily's.
    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 1:18PM
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August 14, 2012
erik morin wrote:
the stonework is outstanding - is it natural or manufactured??
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the walls are made from broken concrete recycled from old patios. Thanks!
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An amazing re-purposing of material that would otherwise have cluttered a landfill!
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June 29, 2012
joymack wrote:
What type grass is this in shaded areas?
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AJ Whitfield
What kind of tree is the large one in the photo? Thank you!
    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 3:30PM
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The large tree shown is a "black walnut" tree.
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Benefits of dry-laid stone retaining walls:They resist fire, water and insects.They can be recycled due to the dry-laid method.They provide natural drainage without any damage to the structure, unlike mortared walls, which tend to crack and break into sections.Note: You may not want to use the dry-laid method right up against a swimming pool because of the silt that filters through the stone wall from rain or sprinklers. A dry-joint method would be a better choice to achieve the same look.

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