A retaining wall footing or leveling pad is the most important part of the project. The footing varies depending on the type of wall you are building. As you will see at the end of the video. Not doing it right WILL COST YOU A LOT OF MONEY PERIOD.
Here is a quick checklist on what it takes to install a retaining wall footing the right way.
- Dig your trench for the footing . Width and depth depends on the type of block you are using
2. Apply and compact base rock using a compacter.
3. Pull a colorful string to make sure the blocks are line up properly. (don’t try to eyeball this)
4. As you start laying your blocks make sure they are leveled front to back and side to side.
Know that you have watch the video and saw some pictures. You can see how critical the retaining wall footing is. We’ve seen on many occasions how not installing it right will COST YOU A LOT OF MONEY!!!!
If you feel you can tackle the project yourself read this blog first . I’m sure its a true story somewhere(smile)
Oh yeah here is the list of tools you will need.
- Carpenter’s level
- Mason’s line
- Line Level
- Flat-pointed Shovel
- Safety glasses
- Dead blow hammer
In all seriousness our retaining walls offer both function, beauty and built to last. We have been providing the bay area with quality and well built retaining walls for over 10 years. Together our team has over 25 years of combined experience. We will see to it that its built right the first time
Who is All Access construction:
From stamp concrete to retaining walls, irrigation system to pavers. All Access Construction is one of Bay Area and Northern California’s most well–respected concrete and retaining wall contractors. Why? Because we believe our work “Starts with commitment, deliver with quality, and finish with success. Make an appointment online or the old fashion way 510-701-4400