Here is a video about dry stack retaining walls knowledge and techniques.
From the video description:
"The art of dry stone walling concerns the know-how of making stone constructions by stacking stones upon one another, without using any other materials except sometimes dry soil. Bearers include the rural communities where the practice is deeply rooted, as well as professionals in the construction business. Dry-stone structures have shaped numerous, diverse landscapes, forming various modes of dwelling, farming and husbandry. Such structures testify to the methods used by people from prehistory to today to organize their living and working space by optimizing local natural and human resources. "
To get certified for this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- at least 4 feet tall and 6 feet long (note: this is 24 square feet of facing)
- primarily built using 2 rocks over 1 and 1 rock over 2 technique
- wall is free standing with gravel behind it
- your wall isn't leaning on the dirt it's supposed to hold back
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
- Your area before starting
- Progress about half way through, showing some of the rocks stacked and with the space behind for gravel
- Finished project
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