Monday, April 5, 2010

Laying Base for Retaining Walls

Installing your base for your retaining wall is the most important step for both aesthetics and performance. After your leveling pad has been installed, (see last blog post) you can begin installing the base for your wall.

Start by running a string line along the back of where your wall will begin. Start at the lowest point, removing the lips on the bottom row for easier installation. Place the blocks side by side, flush against one another. Level the block front to back, then side to side, also check to ensure multiple blocks remain level as your build. When needed, step the blocks up one course, avoid sloping the units.