walkway with small retaining wall

scipioneAugust 1, 2012

Hi All,

Im digging out a trench to lay a dry flagstone walkway across a downward sloping grade. To keep the upslope lawn from eventually pushing onto my walkway, Im planning a small natural stone retaining wall (1' above walkway at max). Question. Install the walkway or the retaining wall first? Im thinking the wall first> Any thoughts,

thanx Steve

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Do the wall first.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 9:15PM
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deviant-deziner(Oh zone)

Wall first.
The excavation from your first course of stone retainment will be below your flagstone level, thus making the wall the first structrual element that should be built.
enjoy the process. there are few things in life that can give such joy as hand building a beautiful dry stone wall.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 9:47PM
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karin_mt(4 MT)

+1 to the satisfaction of wall building! (I have been working on one all summer long and am having a ball.) Laying natural flagstone is pretty fun too. Please share photos when you are done so we can give you some virtual pats on the back.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 1:21AM
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Thanx for the help, Im guessing for laying the foundation bed for the retaining wall, just dig down a bit more into the excavation for walkway since both the walkway and wall are laid upon crushed stone and sand??

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 5:52PM
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