Sitework

Building Shade Before Building a House

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Equatorial sun changes the priorities in a construction sequence

 

Retaining Wall Replacement

Video about replacing a retaining wall

 

Lessons learned in retaining wall construction: drainage, drainage, drainage

 

How to build a really big wall.

 

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT:

This is actually my house. I built this house as part of a 22-house subdivision 30 years ago, and a laborer and I built this timber wall, just the two of us.

I Think there were about 1,100 ties in this thing, so it was, about 7,000 12-inch spikes we pounded in with sledgehammers.