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Posted by Rob in Washougal, WA on 11/14/2015

With the barn being dug into the ground, we needed some way to handle the dirt wall to the left of the entrance of the soon to be built barn. We decided to do something natural looking with mini-boulders. 


A 100 feet of natural rock, most in sizes to big to move by hand is both time consuming and hard work. It took us 2ish months, working on the weekends to get it done. We back filled it with gravel for drainage, and graded the area behind it to final grade level. 

We also got the gravel for the pad of the barn delivered and level as best we could as well. I wish we had bought a laser level during this time, it would have made it easier to figure out how un-level we really were. Your eyes can play tricks on your and while it looks good over say 45 feet of width, the reality is its not as close to level as it should be. Unfortunately we just paid for more gravel that necessary to raise the right side to get the interior grade level. We rented a push compactor to pack each 6ish inchs of gravel down, so we did it right, but it was expensive and time consuming. 

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