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Retaining Wall Installation
These videos will guide you through a step by step process of building a retaining wall.
Listen to Vern Dueck as he carefully explains important steps in wall construction. Such as base preparation and drain pipes. He will even demonstrate cutting a cap for a corner.
Step 1 - Excavation & Base Peparation
This video is 3D animated and will take you through Excavation & Base Preparation of a retaining wall and the correct practice of installation.
Discussion about base peparation
Vern Dueck will discuss base preparation and the importance of correct installation
Discussion about (Optional) Base Stabilization Fabric
Vern Dueck will discuss (optional) base stabilization fabric which is installed below the base leveling pad.
Step 2 Base Leveling Pad & First Row of your retaining wall
These steps will take you through laying your first row of retaining wall blocks and string line as well as drain piper installation.
Discussion about string line
Demonstration on how to install your retaining wall string line in your base course first row. Your first row of retaining wall blocks is very important and this video explains the quick method for setting up your retaining wall string line.
Laying the first course
Retaining Wall installing the first course or blocks onto the base leveling pad. Vern Dueck discusses how to knock the SecureLugs off the bottom of the block and install the retaining wall blocks onto the base.
Sweep debris off the retaining wall blocks Vern Dueck
Installing your retaining wall includes keeping the top of the blocks clean by sweeping each row.
Drain Pipe Installation Discussion
Retaining drain pipe installation and discussion. Listen to Vern Dueck explain the drain piper, perhaps one of the most important parts of retaining wall installation. Keep the Water out of the back of the wall. Water is the #1 failure for retaining walls. Keep it flowing away.
Step 3 - Geogrid and Backfill
This Instructional video takes you step by step on installing the backfill and geogrid of a retaining wall.
Learn about installing geogrids for your retaining wall project. Vern Dueck, master installer will take you through type of grid and also how to cut the geogrids for your retaining wall projects.
Retaining Wall Backfill and Rake by Vern Dueck
Installing Retaining Wall Backfill. Proper Compaction and backfill materials are very important in Retaining Wall construction.
Step 4 - Continued Backfill and Installation
Continue Backfilling your retaining wall. This video shows a step by step process to proper installation of your block wall.
Laying CornerStone Blocks
Installing CornerStone retaining wall blocks with Vern Dueck. He demonstrates the construction of the retaining wall by hands on explaining.
Step 5 - Finish your Retaining Wall Construction Installation Capping
Finish building and constructing your retaining wall. Complete the last courses and cap your retaining wall properly using these guidelines.