Repairing Subsidence with Rammed Tyres

Well, I had a great summer spending a month in Canada, which is why this website has been left a little quiet. Upon getting back, the weather has started to turn and Autumn is making it’s presence felt. In the garden, things are progressing very well, and “the drummer house”, as it’s now known as, is simply waiting for it’s final coat of clay plaster inside.

Last spring, I posted about the subsidence that had occurred in the garden; my retaining wall built from telegraph poles was not strong enough to hold back the wet soil and pushed everything forward. This week I found the time to dig out enough soil to ram a few tyres onto solid ground and build up the wall this way, which should prevent any future subsidence.

The tyres will add stability to the soil which is not holding together well.

The tyres will add stability to the soil which is not holding together well.

With this almost finished, it means I can now focus on getting this garden tier flattened, and optimistically, have it looking like a garden for spring! I’m just hoping I can find somewhere to put the remaining soil without having to lug it down to a skip for removal.