Like all things, it can't be as simple as buying and assembling the swing set. Our back yard sits on a pretty good slope so we have to build a retaining wall to make a spot level enough. The goal is to make a level spot about 20 ft by 20 ft, I initially was just going to build the wall the required height and fill to level everything out. That was before I calculated that it would take about 18 cubic yards (3 trucks at $110/piece) to fill it completely. Now the plan is to build the wall about half the original height and cut from the back and fill the front. Even better the plan is to do it all by hand so if you feel like digging come on over.
Anyways here are some shots of staking off the area and starting to dig the trench that will hold the base for the wall.
|Staking Off the Area|
|The start of digging (with my little helper)|
|The progress after night 1 (only about 20 min)|