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Re: Building a 6 brick high wall?
Reply #8 - Apr 30th, 2004, 6:40pm
 
its a continuous vertical joint, filled with either foam or fibre board,(not mortar) and should be set at a max of every 12metres in brickwork and 6m in blockwork.
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Reply #7 - Apr 23rd, 2004, 12:23pm
 
Thanks m8s.  When you say expansion joints, sorry for being a thicky, where are these placed?

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Reply #6 - Apr 16th, 2004, 7:28pm
 
dont forget to use expansion joints every few metres.
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Re: Building a 6 brick high wall?
Reply #5 - Apr 16th, 2004, 5:43pm
 
Skalpings are crushed stone that sets like concrete after settling & provides a firm base.
They are used in road construction.
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Reply #4 - Apr 16th, 2004, 4:33pm
 
Thanks for the help.  I didn't think of the drain ports!  What are scalpings?

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Re: Building a 6 brick high wall?
Reply #3 - Apr 16th, 2004, 12:16pm
 
Depends on the ground, I would be tempted to go deeper and back fill with hardcore & scalpings first.

100mm concrete should be ok, when you lay the bricks don't forget drain points, either leave the mortar out of the vertical joints in the bottom row (you can buy weep joints in plastic) or build plastic tubes in.

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Reply #2 - Apr 16th, 2004, 11:56am
 
Thanks for that.  Any tips on setting up the wall, ie foundation tips.  Am I right in thinking create a channel into the ground about 4" (100mm) finishing at ground level get this level and build the bricks on top?

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Re: Building a 6 brick high wall?
Reply #1 - Apr 16th, 2004, 10:51am
 
Make sure the bricks are dry and the mortar is is not to wet.

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Building a 6 brick high wall?
Apr 16th, 2004, 9:39am
 
I would like to build a low wall about 20m in length to create a raised flower bed in my garden.  I have only layed bricks before when creating a step (2 bricks in height).  I created a concrete base that was almost level (so the water will run off) and placed the bricks on top, finished with pathing slabs.  I found keeping the cement off the face of the brick very difficult.  So you can see making a wall 20m in length could be quite tricky.  Can anyone advise?

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