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Retaining Walls

Required Prerequisite Courses:  Attendees to this workshop should previously have taken at least ONE of the following:
1 day walling workshop, 2 day walling workshop, experience working with a certified waller, extensive DSWA style walling experience.

Here in the Northeast, many of the walls people are building are retaining walls. While all the principals of a free standing wall apply there are additional rules and methods to follow when building retaining walls. The focus needs to be on a sound structure that will last for generations. The stone may be round field stone or flatter ledge stone. The rules and principals learned here can be applied to all retaining walls whether hand-built or built with large stones and equipment.

Learn tips and techniques for structurally sound retaining walls.

Licensed Landscape Architects can receive 7.5 LA CES credits for participating in this workshop.

Upcoming Retaining Wall Workshops:

Retaining Wall Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor) – April 28, 2018 (Dummerston, VT)

Here in the North East, many of the walls people are building are retaining walls. While all the principals of a free standing wall apply there are additional rules and methods to follow when building retaining walls. The focus needs to be on a sound structure that will last for generations. Local round field stone will be used for this wall.

Retaining Wall Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor) – August 11, 2018 (Dummerston, VT)

Here in the Northeast, many of the walls people are building are retaining walls. While all the principals of a free standing wall apply there are additional rules and methods to follow when building retaining walls. The focus needs to be on a sound structure that will last for generations. Local round field stone will be used for this wall.

2.20 Retaining Wall Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor) – June 2, 2019 (Mont Vernon, NH)

Participants will learn how to maximize strength for a retaining wall while following the basic rules. Foundations, drainage, perforated pipe, filter fabric, geo-textiles and more are all discussed or demonstrated. This workshop is intended to give you the information to make wise decisions on your own projects. It is well suited for both homeowners and contractors.

3.30 Walling Skills Intensive (4 Days) – May 20-23, 2019 (Mont Vernon, NH)

The Walling Skills Intensive (WSI) workshop is intended for the intermediate waller who desires to test for Level 2. Gain the needed skills, practice building to the required standards and speed, and get a mentor to help you gain certification.

2.20 Retaining Wall Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor) – Sept. 15, 2019 (Mont Vernon, NH)

Participants will learn how to maximize strength for a retaining wall while following the basic rules. Foundations, drainage, perforated pipe, filter fabric, geo-textiles and more are all discussed or demonstrated. This workshop is intended to give you the information to make wise decisions on your own projects. It is well suited for both homeowners and contractors.

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