Paver stone retaining wall base - How perfectly straight and level?

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I am building a paver stone walled garden, and have completed the base (images attached). I got it relatively level, but not perfectly even everywhere. The base stones are relatively straight, though it might appear on close inspection it seems to have a slight inward curve to the back wall.

The wall is 8' 8" in length, 3' 8" width, and will eventually be 3 or 4 layers totaling 16" in height. Each paver is 12" L x 8" W x 4" H. I laid the first base ring of pavers, using paver stone base underneath.

Question is basically, does this look good enough? Or am I at risk of having an unsturdy and unsightly wall in the end? Any tips?

q paver stone retaining wall base how perfectly straight and level
q paver stone retaining wall base how perfectly straight and level
q paver stone retaining wall base how perfectly straight and level
q paver stone retaining wall base how perfectly straight and level
q paver stone retaining wall base how perfectly straight and level
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  • Lyn15291588 Lyn15291588 on Jul 19, 2017
    That looks great. Just remember you're not building a piano, so perfectly level is not an absolute.
  • FL FL on Jul 19, 2017
    Looks great to me! Nice job!
  • Charly Charly on Jul 20, 2017
    Got a leveling tool? Use it.
  • Ronald Wayne Viklinetz Ronald Wayne Viklinetz on Jul 20, 2017
    both ends are not the same, match them says Joan
  • Birdz of a Feather Birdz of a Feather on Jul 20, 2017
    If in doubt, get the level out and make sure your base is perfectly level. Re-lay any stones to level them both front to back and side to side. Any inconsistencies on your first layer will only get worse as you build. Save yourself the time and do it right from the start.
  • Ruth Parsons Ruth Parsons on Jul 20, 2017
    Great Idea.. just a thought.. .. the higher you get the bigger that curve will show...
  • C C on Jul 20, 2017
    Tell Joan, if she looks closely, both ends are the same just in reverse!
  • Kj Kj on Jul 20, 2017
    Do it right the first time and it will last for many years, if it"it's fine", chances are good that it may be toppled over more easily, especially as time goes on. Please take the time to level it and straighten out the curve so it is as safe as it is beautiful.
  • Lisa L Smith Lisa L Smith on Jul 20, 2017
    You can use a mallet to tamp the one side that is not level. If that doesn't level it out I would redo the side that is the issue. If it were just a two level planter, different story but the taller it gets the more issues you can run into.
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