The original garden retaining wall was a 3 tiered wooden retaining wall made of 6 x6 pressure treated timber. The wood had been installed for a few decades and was extensively rotten. It had lost much of its aesthetic appeal and was infested with insects and mold, as well as being unsafe.
The replacement wall was made of an Ontario natural stone quarried in the Owen Sound area. The stone is known as Eramosa, or ‘Tiger Stripe’ was dry-stacked, using a combination of 8 inches high and 4 inch high pieces. Each tier of the wall was ‘bookended’ with a large piece of Armour Stone in order to provide visual appeal while saving material cost. Gravel was placed behind the wall for drainage. A 12-inch x 2-inch Natural Stone Eramosa coping glued atop each layer of wall.
Stone was laid on a bed of ¾ inch gravel and dry stacked.