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[Cob] Building retaining wallsDirtcheapbuilder-Charmaine tms at northcoast.com
Thu Jun 28 09:57:06 PDT 2007
Earth bags and rebar might work.. I have a sloped hill side too... and was going to use stacked, 'topless' tires, but decided on the bags, old coffee bean burlap sacks are strong...fill with rocky dirt( no worries on cob /clay quality- and stabilize with hydrated lime if desired) , dig a shallow trench , fill with rocks for drainage, lay the bags in brick building style ( 1 over 2, 2 over 1) stabilize by pouding rebar, or bamboo, or ?? salvaged metal pipe? thru, and coat with earthen/lime plaster. I was going to make a "flower box" on top with some redwood slats to make a long narrow box. and plant some sweet peas, etc. to hav a flower bd to cover over the privacy wall Rammed tired are very popular, and take the ( one sidewall) top rim off-- much easier to pound/fill with any old dirt. I can email a photo os a "step/ramp" I did with 7 tires if you like. Charmaine On Jun 28, 2007, at 7:33 AM, Wilderness Voice wrote: Just wondering if anyone has a good ideas for building retaining walls. Charmaine Taylor Publishing www.dirtcheapbuilder.com www.papercrete.com PO BOX 375 CUTTEN CA 95534 USA Tel: 707-441-1632 11-4 PST
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