Monday, April 30, 2012

The Wall

Any psych major can tell you that putting up walls is a bad thing. However, Jeremy has a thing for building retaining walls. At the old house, he (along with some help from brothers and brothers-in-law) build a wall across our entire backyard. At our new house, he (with a lot of help from his dad) is putting in not one, not two, but three walls to turn a big slope next to our walkout basement into a terraced yard. With the help of a little tractor that we borrowed from Jeremy's Grandpa, we were able to get the first two tiers done. Unfortunately, we underestimated how big we would need to make it and thus ran out of blocks. Jeremy is hoping to complete it soon, but here is the current state.

This wall is the middle of the three tiers. It will be about 2' 8" tall.

This is the other half of that wall. We currently have gravel piled
to backfill the middle wall and the bottom wall (when it gets done).

This is the whole middle tier. If you look really hard you can see the top tier behind the air conditioner. There will be a small slope from the top to the middle and then from the middle to the bottom. This will allow for adequate drainage and for us to have grass in between.

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