the wall. finally.

Jacob and I heard some awesome news about 2 weeks ago or so- the guy we are working with at the permit department gave up the go-ahead to finish putting up our retaining wall!

weed cloth first against the dirt

weed cloth first against the dirt

putting in the first two boards for easy rock-dumping

putting in the first two boards for easy rock-dumping

To start off we ordered 3 yards to be delivered to our house, thinking it would be enough for the whole wall…

3 yards of drain rock

3 yards of drain rock

 

first couple of boards filled

first couple of boards filled

less than half of it left

less than half of it left

another couple boards filled

some more boards filled

...and no more drain rock

…and no more drain rock

HA! Those three yards hardly made a dent. So we ordered 9 more yards…

ahh.... much better

ahh…. much better

bottom of the retaining wall- done!

bottom of the retaining wall- done!

getting there...

getting there…

yes!!

yes!! a bit blurry though (oops!)

a different angle

a different angle

As of right now, since we haven’t gotten the official plan stamped and into the county, the wall is a “temporary” fix for the winter. However, our engineer has told us that the wall will stand structurally so it’s as good as permanent. “Temporary” or permanent, who cares- it’s done!

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