Another retaining wall rebuild near Godalming

A second job with bargate stone in 2018.  A vehicle had damanged a retaining wall by the entrance road and the client wanted it repaired and extended a bit around the corner.

The client fortunately had some extra stone in reserve as the bargate quarry is now closed down and supplies can be hard to find (mostly reclaimation), and expensive. Extra was needed for the extension and to rebuild the wall with more strength. The original build was a bit loose and some of the stone had deteriorated over time.

Before and after shots.

Before - ouch!

Before - ouch!



Bargate retaining wall collapse near Godalming

Retaining wall rebuild.

A little job in Jan 2018.  A vehicle had backed into an earth retaining wall on the roadside and the client wanted it rebuilt.

Each wall seems to have its own complications. This one was a limited supply of stone to rebuild with. It was originally built quite shallow, by my standards anyway, and had no long ties into the earth-bank. The client had a few spare stones though and so it was possible to rebuild it a bit thicker and better packed. It was my first time with this very regional Bargate sandstone and it was quite nice to use.  Spent a bit of time cleaning some of them up as there had been some lime mortar involved at some stages. 

Before and after shots below.