After the pilings were finished it was time to build the masonry block retaining wall, which once filled with "dirt" will be the foundation upon which my bookstore and home will be constructed.
John Silar has explained that beach sand is rounded and cannot be compacted to make a solid base and so the sand that is used to create the foundation needs to be trucked in and has sharp edges that are readily compacted.
You would think that with all the sand on the lot more wouldn't be needed. How many grades and kinds of sand, dirt and fill material are there?
Finished retaining wall. I am going to feel like I am sitting on top of the world, literally, not metaphorically.
The support posts for yard fencing have been set in the block and secured with concrete.
So let's get the fill dirt trucks rolling!