Manayunk Hillside Restoration


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The property before beginning restoration

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The property before beginning restoration

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The existing retaining wall is crumbling and falling down the hillside

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The existing retaining wall is crumbling and falling down the hillside

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Plan for two new staircases, a parking area, and patio

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Elevation plan showing how the hillside will be re-leveled with new terracing

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Plans for new landscaping

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Excavation begins on the steep hillside

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The old retaining wall is removed

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The old retaining wall is removed

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The old retaining wall is removed

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The hillside is taking shape with new terracing

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New terracing next to stable retaining wall that will remain

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Packing down soil for stability

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Precast concrete retaining wall blocks

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First course of the retaining wall blocks in place

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Retaining wall in place

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Poured concrete wall joins new retaining wall with existing stone wall

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Concrete block wall and poured concrete wall

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Building one of the two stone stairways

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Building one of the two stone stairways

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Stairway is edged with boulders to retain soil

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Stairway is edged with boulders to retain soil

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Stairway is edged with boulders to retain soil

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New planting beds are taking shape

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Plantings in new terraced gardens

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Plantings in new terraced gardens

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View from the house of the new terrace and gardens

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View from the house of the new terrace and gardens

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View to the house of the new terrace and gardens

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The existing old stone wall is incorporated in the new design

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New fencing helps define the new landscape