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For your first wall you chose a good material. Looks fine. Just be careful when you backfill, that pile looks big.
 

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Looks pretty good. If that wall is meant to hold back that hillside though I would have battered the wall considerably. A battered wall can support considerably more than a plumb wall.
 

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I do have batter on the wall. As we go we are taking the big coulders we dug out and building a boulder wall behind it. So we have 4' of boulders and clean gravel behind the wall.
 

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yeah, that wall looks good & tight,( is it PA blue ?)But so does that stuff falling out of the hillside,that would make a nice wall...CARRY ON!


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I'm novice myself, In my opinion I'd go with the thicker cap stones.. Also It's a good rule of thumb to not concern yourself with the horiz joints.. The vertical joints need to be stopped more often then not, espec. with a drystack because of its structural integrity..

I really like that stone your using, in the first pic I thought it was bluestone..
 
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