Physically draining day today prepping the retaining wall posts – what with me changing the foundation design, and hitting a lot of rock’ish type stuff, I had to shorten 16 of the 22 posts. Cue 7 hours with two grinders (one for cutting the concrete down to the embedded rebar, the other to cut the rebar) and a lot of lugging some very heavy posts around.
The pretty red ends are painted to protect the now-exposed rebar from rusting out.
Lesson of the day would appear to be to dig the foundations before ordering the posts? Or at least be certain of where your rock is. 🙂 I’ve got some smaller retaining walls to build later on, so I shall have to ponder this further.