our partially completed walkway as seen from the gallery
While not being entirely pottery related, I thought many of you might be interested in the process. We stacked up the earthen bags to extend the parking lot, placing barbed wire between each bag to act as mortar.
After the wall was built we covered the wall with metal lathe. The lathe was attached to the wall with wire which was wrapped around barbed wire as the wall was stacked.
On the top bag, we stapled the lathe down using landscaping staples. We also drove re-bar through the wall to help hold it all together.
Here you can see the wall 'post' stuccoing, back filled with gravel .
And a view of the completed walkways as seen from our parking lot.
We'll see how this holds up. None of the walls have anything resembling a foundation, so I'm sure we will experience some cracking of the stucco due to heaving over the winter. I'm assuming the cracks won't be too big and will be easily patched.... time will tell.