Rock (Retaining) Wall Repair

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    Rock (Retaining) Wall Repair

    Does anyone know of anyone I could reach out to about having a rock wall repaired? Property has shifted some over the years and the wall has fallen in some places, but all of the rocks have been maintained and are certainly usable.
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    Mark Massa who owns Massa Paving is a Fort Thomas guy who does really nice work.

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    Stone masonry contractors in general are getting fewer and further between - especially those who will do any kind of field-stone masonry work, mostly because of the liability factor that comes along with field-stone walls. If you're getting any taller than 2 or 3 feet in height, more often than not a retaining wall should actually be designed by a professional engineer. In new construction situations, most city/county inspectors will actually require an engineer stamped design for the wall. When it comes to field-stone, it's tough to engineer a design because if the irregular shapes and sizes you're dealing with, which is the basic reason they have gone away from building field-stone retaining walls in modern days.

    That said, there are some types of natural stone that are actually quarried and shaped in order to suit a pre-engineered design, of sorts. Long story short, they design stone shapes and sizes that are to be installed following a particular set of guidelines, and when installed according to those guidelines, the wall will by default meet the design requirements for a proper retaining wall. Most modular block systems (e.g. - Allan Block and Anchor Wall) are designed in that fashion as well. Modular systems obviously cost less than true stone, because they are able to be manufactured to meet standards from the get-go, rather than having to be quarried, cut, and shaped into size parameters.

    A few specialty building supply businesses in Greater Cincinnati that you might try talking to ahead of time for contractor referrals or general information are:

    Stone Center of Kentucky
    10720 Dixie Highway
    Walton, KY 41094
    859-282-8877

    Cincinnati Stone Center
    4820 Stafford Street
    Cincinnati, OH 45227
    513-271-5646

    Ohio Valley Stone Products
    4507 Anchorage Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45226
    513-374-0281

    Tate Builders Supply
    3511 Dixie Highway
    Erlanger, KY 41018
    859-727-1212

    Western Hills Builders Supply
    6801 Harrison Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45247
    513-574-6200


    Modular Block Wall Installer:

    Outdoor Environments
    1045 Meta Drive
    Cincinnati, OH 45237
    513-641-5100



    Stone Wall Installer:

    Designs By Russo
    4695 Industry Drive
    Fairfield, OH 45014
    513-275-2620

    Olde World Masons, Inc.
    4 Gilmore Court
    Fairfield, OH 45014
    513-403-3344

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    Are we talking block, field stone, stacked retaining wall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    Does anyone know of anyone I could reach out to about having a rock wall repaired? Property has shifted some over the years and the wall has fallen in some places, but all of the rocks have been maintained and are certainly usable.
    I'm dropping the deposit check off to our guy today to fix the wall at 1011 S. Ft. Thomas up by Midway. I'll let you know what I think about them once finished. Their price was pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mexitucky View Post
    I'm dropping the deposit check off to our guy today to fix the wall at 1011 S. Ft. Thomas up by Midway. I'll let you know what I think about them once finished. Their price was pretty good.
    Pics please? I have a rock wall that has cracked at the mortar joints. Been trying to decide what to do.

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