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Our latest home project - a funky retaining wall!

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Our latest home project - a funky retaining wall!

Post  charles.moman on Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:24 pm

We took out some big trees that were in bad shape.
Then had a new and bigger concrete driveway installed.
Next we wanted to add some flowers - so we decided to add a retaining wall.
Susie googled "cheap retaining wall" and found an idea using 40 pound bags of concrete.
We did two layers, drowned them in water and today I peeled off as much of the bags as I could.

Here is a little video of the final wall - the flowers & evergreens will be growing down over the walls this summer. We are pleased.

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Post  amyjoann on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:08 pm

wow great idea! I think it looks great!
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Post  Michele "1L" Keane on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:24 pm

I like it, Charles, but I am happy to be leaving my large yard and trading it in for a (no maintenance) lake front view.
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Post  Mike MacLellan on Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:15 am

That's a pretty cool way to do it. Sure beats having to set forms or block and mix up a batch of quickcrete yourself.
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Post  Mark B on Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:24 am

Very clever! And it looks good, too. Approval
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