When Kathy and I moved into this house in June 2011, we had a lot of projects. She took on the ones that required tools and stuff I know nothing about and I chose to replace an old retaining wall with a less crappy wall. Since we couldn’t afford the fancy blocks, I settled for concrete blocks. I’ve hated that choice ever since and 2017 is the year I correct that mistake.
I purchased 160 blocks totaling over 9,200lbs. I will need 40 more to finish phase 1 of the wall.
The Old Horrible Wall
This wall spans 25 feet and it came out level (Kathy did the first row since I lack the patience). At one point it started to cave in the middle and I had to rush and fill it with a lot of gravel. I filled it a little too much and now grass won’t grow around the top. So long old wall, you will not be missed.