How do you build a wall using rammed earth? This blog will show you images and describe how to create a rammed earth Water wall, Designed By Jacksons Landscape Design, Devon
All 600x600 existing paving lifted and stacked, the 5 spot paving bed and sub base removed, completion to all concrete footings, all conifer stumps removed, completion of block works, lower level of garden built up, half of the screened soil moved to raised planters, preparation and level adjustments to the black concrete and glass power floated slab.
8 tons of limestone was hand picked and loaded to tipper and carted from Ipplepen Devon to the project x 4 trips, all limestone loaded out, a huge bramble clearance commenced with 2 tipper loads carted to our offsite composting area, concrete and steel pins installed in the cavity of the water feature base, completion of all levels and preparation works, 50/50 sharp sand and cement collected from a local quarry for a flying start in the morning. Off hire excavator and track off the project....clean down mud!.
Must try to take photos in better daylight....
Installation of geotextile, 10 tons of 40mm scalpings collected from quarry, tipped and moved by hand to allocated position, raked, consolidated to falls and levels, lower tier stoneworks continuation, installation of stoneworks to higher level, a clean site at last....
Completion of all stoneworks to lower tier, move all excess stone to higher tier, level and compact subbase to lower tier, install geotextile to entire lower tier area with 300mm overlaps and pin all edges, continuation of curved stoneworks to higher level.
Gate posts, fencing and pergola posts installed, please note the post far right is placed not plumbed and fixed.
Mark out and dig post holes with scissor shovels, plumb posts and concrete to string line, lay 450x450 paving as capping to stonewalling, completion of all stoneworks...took delivery of Stonemarket Haus Dune smooth project packs, moved from driveway to rear garden and loaded out into individual sizes . Tomorrow the shutters are oiled and bolted together....as soon as the temperature allows, 3 degrees and rising, we start the rammed earth water feature....step by step images will then follow, until such time there's always plenty to be getting on with......