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Our double carport was finally built. The roof is tight, and the paint was also applied several times. With the installation of the electrical system, LED lighting, motion detectors and surveillance camera, the interior was also as good as finished.
The slope by the carport must be secured
The small slope into which the carport was built was also intercepted and secured. The shell stone wall on the west and east sides provided a boundary between the slope and the pitch. I documented the construction of the shuttering wall in this video.
Only the transition from the formwork wall to the driveway on the north side was not yet secured. The earthen slope slowly ran out into the driveway at this point.
Although this was not a problem even during large storms with abundant rain showers, this area was not very visually appealing.
So I decided to box up this area as well. For this purpose, I relied, as so often, on slope protection with gabions.
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My video – Secure slope with gabions
I recorded the construction of the gabion wall at the carport again in a video. All steps, from digging the soil to filling the gabions with stones, can be seen there.
You can find my videos about building the carport in my playlist Project Carport – Building a Carport on a Slope by Yourself. If you want to see more of me and my projects, feel free to check out my YouTube channel.
- 830mm x 1050mm Gabionen von Zaunbau Gortner
- Zaun und Gabionensysteme
Installation of the gabions across the corner
The area was removed by hand and the ground leveled for paving. Two narrow, yet very stable gabions, were then connected at the corner and placed in the excavation pit.
By anchoring into the sheathing wall on one side, and securing with a concrete foundation on the other, this gabion wall should be able to hold the slope.
The interior was secured with fleece and then filled with soil. As a result, I have now created a raised bed around the carport which is held by my shuttering stone wall and the gabions.