Rebuild @Oakridge Lynch

Towards the end of 2019 I completed the reconstruction on a 30 metre wall on the outskirts of Stroud that I had been working on for about 7 weeks. The photo below is a view of the finished article.

After repair

The wall before I rebuilt it was in a bad state. In some places it had fallen completely to the ground, in other places in had imploded in on itself due to vegetation growing through it. For instance, one of these places had the wall at only 3 ft high but about 6ft wide!

Trees planted beside the wall were also severely impacting on it. In all areas the foundations were disrupted so I took the wall down to below ground level and I relayed the foundations along the entire length.
In many cases I got around the tree root problems with rerouting or with subtle sympathetic amputations but the very large tree had such a vast root that I could only maintain a reasonable joining route by using timber lintels to bridge the root system. You can see this near the top of the slope.

All of the Work was done without the aid of any machine e.g. digger, nor any power tool.

Below are a few pictures are of the wall before I dismantled it and also during the rebuild.

Before repair
Laying foundations – stepping up the slope
Laying the first of two level lintel over the tree roots.

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