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Posted: 14 June 2004,16:19 QUOTE

I would like to build a a garden wall around a bed in the front of my house.

Max height of the wall will be 2 feet.

I want to have a thin stone veneer finish on the wall

I already have the trench dug, and I know I will have to pour a cement footer....

I was going to use cinder blocks for the core of the wall then attach the ston veneer to it with mortar, however, after doing the calculations I realized that if I use cinder block... the wall will be much wider than I wanted. Cinder blocks are 7.5" wide, and when I add stone veneer to each side, the wall would be about 15" wide. Then the cap would need to be even wider than the wall...

So...

What I thought I might do is instead of using Cinder block for the core of the wall, I would construct the wall using a single row of brick.... then stone face the brick.

The wall will not need to hold back much dirt.... as I said, the max wall height will be 2 feet, and the dirt in the beds will only come about halfway up the wall

Will this work?

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Posted: 14 June 2004,18:31 QUOTE

As long as the wall will only be retaining no more than 300mm of soil, then using a single brick width should be fine.

If the wall is more than 600mm high, then I'd strongly recommend using 225mm wide brickwork, rather than single skin.

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Posted: 15 June 2004,02:28 QUOTE

Thank you For the Info.

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