Project: Retaining Wall
Retaining wall time. We love vintage trailers, as I’m sure you know if you’ve seen all the work we’ve done on Boler trailers. Well, we also have a few Airstreams (we snagged two this year alone) and parking them has been tricky. So, we decided to build a huge retaining wall to organize the area.
I say huge because it took 11 trucks, each with 7 yards of road crush. That’s 77 yards of fill. So much fill, but such awesomeness in the end.
This is what the area looked like before. Not suitable for parking, that’s for sure.
Once we cleared out the area we dug the 27 holes needed for the support posts. Each pole is 6 feet from the next and it is 108 feet long on the longest side.
After the holes are dug, time to mix up 100 bags of concrete. We carried more than 2700kg of concrete back and forth, mixing and shovelling, setting and packing.
We built it out of ground contact (eco safe, the new brown stuff) pressure treated wood and capped it for a polished look.
Look how muddy the area is – you can see why we wanted to get this project completed and make better use of the space.
Took us about 200 hours in total. Long days and sore shoulders.
After 3 weeks and a lot of truck loads, we got it all done!
Doesn’t it look so much more organized – and look at all that space.
On the right there is a 21 foot Airstream, a 22 foot Airstream and then the 13 foot Boler. On the left side, a 26 foot Airstream, then two 13 foot Bolers. Now you can see why we needed and wanted the space!
Well, there you have it – a huge retaining wall full of super fun vintage trailers. Oh man, we’re excited!