Originally a stone and mortar wall had been build into this bedrock
cliff as a retaining wall to support and retain the back yard of the
house above. The original stone wall was undermined by a steady
flow of water from an underground stream that flowed from behind
through the bedrock and the original retaining wall failed. We settled
on a Gabion Retaining Wall system to solve the problem and restore
the wall. Gabions are literally rigid cages filled with stone used in
retaining wall and steady erosion The Gabion Sytem allowed the underground stream to flow through the Gabion cages preventing the undermining of the wall. We cut into the bedrock with jack hammers to contour a more suitable base and pinned the cages into place with heavy wire cable tied into rebar pins we drilled into the bedrock. We used stone from the original wall to face the Gabion cages and make them more attractive.