• 3 Reasons Why It''s Important To Use Crushed Stone Under Concrete Slabs

     · Crushed stone under a concrete slab helps keep your slab intact longer. Call us or come down to one of our locations to find out more. Concrete may seem strong, but after many years, elements, and pressure, it will eventually crack. So in order to make your ...

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  • How Much Crushed Stone Do You Need? A Sure-Fire Formula

     · Use this formula to determine how much crushed stone you will need for your project: (L''xW''xH'') / 27 = cubic yards of crushed stone needed. In the construction world, most materials are measured in cubic yards. Multiply the length (L), in feet, by the width (W), in feet, by the height (H), in feet, and divide by 27.

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  • How much gravel should I put behind retaining wall?

     · Do I need drainage behind retaining wall? Second, a retaining wall must have properly compacted backfill. In order to provide proper drainage, at least 12 inches of granular backfill (gravel or a similar aggregate) should be installed directly behind the wall.

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  • shouldn''t I have gravel under concrete footers? | DIY Home …

     · Gravel was always used under every concrete job (footers, slabs, driveways, etc.). I see from the code that you sent me that gravel isn''t required and that the concrete should be on soil, but where the heck does that rain water in the earth (and around and

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  • Should You Put Gravel Under a Deck? Here''s the Answer

    The best gravel for use under a deck is crushed stone. It prevents erosion, weeds, keeps moisture away from the underside of the deck, and looks much better than mud or weeds. Hopefully, you have a better understanding of why you should put gravel under your deck and why it is the better choice.

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  • Retaining wall/Fence Help : DIY

    4sgrenHort. · 8y. How I build a retaining wall: Trench out the entire path where the wall will be, 3-4" wider than the wall stones and 5-6" deep. Compact the soil with a tamper. Fill the trench with crushed road stone. I use crushed limestone. Compact the road stone. Use a 24" or longer level to make sure the road stone is level.

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  • Gravel under concrete footing

     · Crusher-run gravel compacts well but does not drain very fast -- at least not as fast as 3/4-inch crushed stone (no fines). Talk to a soils engineer if you are worried -- but in my experience, either crusher-run gravel (compacted) or 3/4-inch crushed stone can be used under footings. So can rigid foam.

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  • Building a landscape retaining wall | OSU Extension Service

     · Retaining walls are popular features in commercial and home landscaping projects. They can be self-installed, making them very cost efficient. The following is a do-it-yourself guide to installing a retaining wall using a designed block system.

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  • The Complete Guide to Crushed Stone and Gravel

     · Stone dust is useful when tamping or packing stone, but it causes problems for applications where water needs to drain, such as behind a retaining wall. Clean stone: If crushed stone is clean, it has been screened so the majority of the stone dust has been removed, but some dust is still mixed in.

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  • How many tons of rock do I need for a retaining wall?

    How many tons of rock do I need for a retaining wall? Use the standard formula of 15 cubic feet of rock = 1 ton of rock. Divide the total cubic foot volume of rock by 15 to determine the number of tons of rock to purchase. For example, 180 cubic feet of rock divided by 15 = 12 tons of rock to complete a 30 x 2 x 3 foot wall.

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  • Drainage Behind Retaining Wall: How to Stop Retaining Walls from Failing

    What Size Gravel Behind Retaining Wall? - CR4 Discussion ...

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  • Building a Retaining Wall: 8 Dos and Don''ts

     · DO choose a material you can easily work with. Retaining walls can be constructed using a variety of materials, from poured concrete and large timbers to natural stones, even bricks. For DIY ...

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  • Is crushed concrete good base?

     · Crushed concrete laid in layers is the perfect base for creating a raised garden bed. Layering crushed concrete is also a great way to create a retaining wall and control erosion on slopes or hills in your yard. Different sizes of crushed concrete can function together to help prevent erosion.

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  • How do you install geotextile fabric behind retaining wall?

     · Landscape fabric is thin and sturdy and is a simple way to preserve a retaining wall''s construction. Dig a 6- to 8-inch wide trench immediately behind the retaining wall with a shovel. Place one end of the landscape fabric down into the trench. Backfill the trench will gravel. Click to …

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  • What size gravel is best for walkway?

     · Do I need gravel under concrete slab? Whether you pour concrete for a walkway or patio, a strong gravel base is required to prevent the concrete from cracking and shifting . Gravel is especially important in clay soil because it doesn''t drain well, which results in water pooling under the concrete slab and slowly eroding the soil as it finally drains.

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  • 70 Retaining Wall Ideas

    The cheapest way to build a retaining wall is to DIY it. And the most DIY-friendly way is to use commercially available concrete blocks, sold in Home Depot or Lowe''s. They commonly come as self-aligning and trapezoidal in shape which makes it easier to form concaves, convexes, or straight walls. They are lightweight, have flat… Read More »70 Retaining Wall Ideas – …

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  • Tips for Adding Drainage To Your Retaining Wall

     · Don''t Skimp on Gravel Amount. Add an angular aggregate — clean, crushed stone or gravel between 1/2- and 3/4-in. — as a base under the retaining wall and as back fill behind it. Convention says to add at least 12 inches of gravel backfill, but Christofora''s motto here: The more the better. "Depending on the size and scope of the ...

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  • How to build a sleeper retaining wall – Mark McNee

     · X Subbase This is a layer of crushed stone used under paving to form, in effect, a stable foundation for it and is found between the bedding course and the subgrade. It is made of stone which has been crushed and sieved stone to end up with a mixture of sizes from normally about 40 mm down to dust. ...

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  • Do You Need Drainage Behind a Retaining Wall? Why Do You?

     · Do you need drainage behind a retaining wall? Yes, which means you need backfill too. This backfill is the soil that''s located in the first 12 inches of space right behind the retaining wall in order to have proper drainage, and it can be either gravel or crushed stone. With this backfill, water will be able to flow down the wall to the weep ...

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  • Do You Need Drainage Behind a Retaining Wall? Why Do You?

     · Do you need drainage behind a retaining wall? Yes, which means you need backfill too. This backfill is the soil that''s located in the first 12 inches of space right behind the retaining wall in order to have proper drainage, and it …

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  • 3 Reasons Why It''s Important To Use Crushed Stone Under …

     · Crushed stone under a concrete slab helps keep your slab intact longer. Call us or come down to one of our locations to find out more. Concrete may seem strong, but after many years, elements, and pressure, it will eventually crack. So in order to make your ...

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  • How to Level the Gravel Base for a Block Retaining Wall

     · To keep the blocks on your retaining wall level and structurally sound, you need a base layer of several inches of well compacted, sharp gravel. A handheld tamping tool can really help in getting the gravel level, but you''re right – one stray stone can throw off the

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  • How To Build A Stackable Block Retaining Wall

    What do you put under retaining wall blocks? Use crushed gravel to fill in the back and sides of your blocks. Backfill helps with water drainage. Compact the backfill before starting on the next row of blocks. Can you build a retaining wall on concrete? While you can ...

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  • How to Install Landscape Wall Blocks

    Fill the prepared trench with a 6" deep base of clean 3/4" Crushed Gravel. DO NOT USE PEA GRAVEL. Thoroughly compact and level the 3/4" crushed gravel to create your leveling pad. NOTE: If grade changes along base of the wall, create a stepped leveling pad as required.

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  • How to Lay Landscaping Fabric Behind a Retaining Wall | Home …

     · How to Lay Landscaping Fabric Behind a Retaining Wall. Retaining walls provide structure and design to landscapes by supporting raised beds, outlining walkways, separating spaces and defining borders.

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  • Getting ready to build a retaining wall

    Crushed or smooth stone, well graded, compactable aggregate, ranging in size from 0.25 in. to 1.5 in. (6 to 38 mm) is the ideal wall rock size. Your AB Dealer will have what you need. Tools & Equipment You May Need

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  • How Much Crushed Stone Do I Need for My Project?

     · Crushed stone is derived from larger rocks that have been crushed or broken down by a crushing machine. Crushed stone is used for a number of different construction and landscaping purposes. The Stone Construction Co., Inc delivers a wide variety of different materials for your home improvement and construction needs.

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  • DIY Retaining Wall Guide

    Adbri''s retaining wall range is so easy to install, you can transform your backyard in just a weekend! Before you get started, make sure you do your research to make sure the job only needs to be done once. To help you out, we''ve put together an all you need to

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  • Estimating Stone and Gravel for a Retaining Wall | Home Guides | …

     · Estimating Stone and Gravel for a Retaining Wall. A retaining wall must have the strength to hold back the weight of the soil, plants and …

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  • What kind of gravel can I use as a base for my retaining wall? : DIY …

    I''m planning on tearing it out and replacing it with a stone retaining wall, and so I am doing a lot of research on how to do it right. From what I have learned so far, I will need to dig a trench about 7 inches deep and 12 inches wide, and fill it with gravel to allow for draining.

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  • Retaining Wall Drainage & Backfill Basics

    Second, a retaining wall must have properly compacted backfill. Backfill refers to the dirt behind the wall. In order to provide proper drainage, at least 12 inches of granular backfill (gravel or a similar aggregate) should be installed directly behind the wall. Compacted native soil can be used to backfill the rest of the space behind the wall.

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  • Tips to Build a French Drain With Gravel and Stone

     · French Drain Gravel French drain gravel should be washed three quarter inch minimum and as large as 1 ½ " crushed stone.The upper 12 inches above the pipe shall be filled with native soil, to avoid having crushed stone over the perforated pipe that could damage ...

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  • What Size Gravel Behind Retaining Wall?

     · I''m putting in a retaining wall, about 2m high and I''m looking to backfill behind it with gravel, to provide drainage. The ground''s a mixture of clay and degenerated rock. Crumbly sort of stuff. I''ve three options for stone size; 6 - 10mm, 20 - 25mm and 40 - 50mm. I''ve consulted various experts and they all give me different recommendations.

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  • Do I need drainage behind my retaining wall | DIY Home …

     · Wall is about 3 1/2 ft from the fence on my side. Similar situation on the neighbor''s side. Also, we don''t get a lot of rain here, something like 18"/yr. Do I need to bother with installing a drain pipe behind the wall, or is gravel backfill next to the wall and some

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