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Old 06-26-2006, 07:30 PM
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Stable base behind retaining wall for pavers

I want to put pavers on a patio behind my retaining wall. It is 3 1/2 feet high. I have no clay fill to tamp behind the wall to build a earth base before I put down the road crush ect. I was wondering if I could just fill the back of the retaining wall with all road crush and compact to build a stable enough base or will I need to fill with dirt (what type) first up to a certian level and the use the road crush. This area is the height of the wall about 15 feet long and 4 feet deep. Thanks in advance
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Old 06-26-2006, 08:54 PM
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Sorbate - the method you want to employ is the best one you can employ - using soils as backfill is just asking for problems. But using crushed stone, well compactred in lifts, is your best bet for a durable, long-lasting project.
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Old 06-26-2006, 11:32 PM
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:43 PM
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Thanks guys, that is what I thought, but no one here had a clue. I don't mind using road crush, it is a lot easier to pack
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:46 PM
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Don't forget to include a pipe for drainage...
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:49 PM
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Of coarse. that is the first thing I will do plus gravel and then landscape fabric so nothing washes between my wall
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:49 PM
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It sounds like you've got it well under control! Keep up the good work and don't forget to post some pictures.
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Old 06-28-2006, 01:26 AM
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For sure, it going to look like better homes and gardens when I'm done. I think it is going to take about two years. I'm hand shoveling everything, can't get equipment in the back yard.
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Old 06-28-2006, 10:25 AM
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Hire help.

Seriously.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:22 PM
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I'm in no hurry. I don't need help. If it looks like crap I'll redo it. This is my hobby. I needed something to occupy my off thime other then drinking.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:41 PM
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I thought you were supposed to drink while engaging in a hobby!

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Old 06-30-2006, 11:05 PM
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lol thats funny.
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