Monday, May 16, 2011 10:49:25 PM
I like it. It's a more effective solution than a simple sand bag wall, and it`s doable if you`ve got access to a digger. Otherwise... too much work.
His neighbors probably thought he was f-ing crazy Yet another description fail. They dug that moat in order to save their property, not just cause` they wanted a moat. Stupid IAB...
Also, by the size of it, it looks like it took a lot of work to build, even with a digger.
I think it would be better to approach this like a cofferdam. Dig a circle of shallow 1` holes with a 6" trench between them, in the holes bury a ring of 9` high wooden posts and in the trench place sheets of horizontal corrugated steel. You`d need to get the steel from somewhere, but far less work than this bulwark.