I hope they use concrete forms cause wavy line walls give me headaches. Substantial footer. Glad to see the progress for you
My dad had a saguaro that he brought back from a road trip in to the 70's. He nursed it until it died in the late 90's it was at least 5' tall and nowhere near as robust as your beast!The rebar crew knocked off early today, so I'm thinking this portion of the work is finished. Probably cement on Monday!
What it looks like now:
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Look at my saguaro up on the hill. That's a 6' fence. My husband brought that plant home to me from one of his motorcycle trips. He stopped at a corner stand in the Mojave desert. I don't remember if it was a packet of seeds or a little plant in a 1" pot. But I've grown it for the past 30 years or so. I'm hoping to see "arms" before I pass this mortal plain.
You've never heard the low riders drive past her house at 70 mph blasting a massive sound system. My room is at the back of her house away from the street, I am deaf as a post and even I can hear the music noiseTHIS close!.....by Sept ....the green will have begun filling in and you will have a beautiful corner again.
I think you may notice a larger drop in transmitted sound once they pour the wall then you are expecting. Most road noise is produced w/i 4' of the roadway itself. What goes to the sides lessens in amplitude(loudness) as the angle rises........by reflecting, the concrete wall may really make it nicer for you guys!
And they have the base turned all the way up. It rattles my windows.You've never heard the low riders drive past her house at 70 mph blasting a massive sound system. My room is at the back of her house away from the street, I am deaf as a post and even I can hear the music noise
You've never heard the low riders drive past her house at 70 mph blasting a massive sound system. My room is at the back of her house away from the street, I am deaf as a post and even I can hear the music noise
Bear (bare??? in mind that what's behind that wall is a cliff. My 'yard' is six or seven feet above the wall. It won't be a deterrent from crashes into my yard, and it won't be a sound barrier.Hopefully, the wall will lower that racket for you Y and for your sensitive sister too! LOL
We all listened to loud music, some of us still do................but when did we figure out that making people around us, listen to our music, was no longer "cool'? When did we all grow up?
I've got one guy, a Potato-rider who guns his engine at each block who blasts his Bike-mounted sound system to the max....every morning around 3:30AM as he rides up my street. I shake my head ruefully wondering how many of his neighbors are wishing for his demise. I've got a garage full of bikes, mostly very loud 2 stroke street bikes and I'm even quieter when I ride where I live!
Nice thing bout that wall.....after they fill the voids, it looks like it will keep ANYTHING that rolls on wheels, from ending up in your yard!
Yeah, the smaller blocks have now been delivered and are sitting on pallets waiting to be placed.What you see is the bottom two rows are the base of the wall. It is wider than the actual wall that will now sit on top of them matching the front face. The H blocks allows the concrete they will use to fill the wall cavities to actually fill across 2 sections of H block with a square block below or above to give added strength across each joint. More common 8" x 8" x 16" block will now go on top of those two base rows to make up the wall up to height. Makes a nice strong retaining wall.