We had dreamed of a year without major construction, but it was not to be: at the end of January, the bulging stone retaining wall on our driveway burst. We rearranged the debris, and used less of the driveway, but now are actually repairing it. Well, Rusty from Scott Land & Yard is repairing it.
Rusty cleared away the overgrowth and moved away plants. After rearranging the (oddly unpaved end of the) driveway, he put down pallets and started moving stone away.
In addition to the clay under our thin layer of soil, he revealed the drainage that hadn't protected the wall and some deeply planted cinder block (real cinders) footers.
In a day, the wall was gone, neatly stacked on pallets.
Want to see more? I've posted a gallery of the wall deconstruction.Posted by simon at August 18, 2013 10:26 PM in