2.22 Retaining Wall Workshop (2 Day, Outdoor): October 1 & 2, 2022, (South Fork, PA)
1-day workshop attendance
October 1, 2022 - October 2, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop registration closes September 18, 2022.
Up to 3 participants.
Required Prerequisite Course: any 1.00 level course, or 2.10, or 2.13
When building dry stone retaining walls the focus always needs to be on structure. This course adds to the basic principles in the prerequisite courses. 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.
Here in the Northeast, many of the walls people build are retaining walls. While all the principles 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. In our workshops, we build with round field stone or flatter ledge stone. The rules and principles learned here can be applied to all retaining walls, whether hand-built or built with large stones and equipment.
Over the course of the day each participant will build about 25 sq. ft. of wall. Participants will practice all the basic rules of structural dry stone walling that can be applied to any type of stone and project.
Learn tips and techniques for structurally sound retaining walls.
Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.
* The photos above are from other training sites. The wall worked on will be similar to those pictured, but not identical.
About the Instructors: Jerry Coggin and Kim Coggin
About the Laurel Stoneworks, South Fork, PA Workshop Site
Located near Johnstown, PA come learn the basics of dry stone walling with instructors Kim & Jerry Coggin at Laurel Stoneworks in South Central Pennsylvania.