Redondo Beach Block Wall
CMU is the major component in all kinds of walls. When it comes to building a block wall for your home or commercial property, you have to ensure that the process goes smoothly to avoid any complications in the future.
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Lay the Foundation
A sturdy foundation is a must if you want to build a block wall over it. The size of the block wall determines the height or depth of the foundation you will be building. A typical criterion for the strong foundation is that it has to be twice the wall’s width. You can also make it even more potent by extending it below the front line by afoot.
The function of the walls determines the size and shape of the blocks that configure it. Corner units and structures are the most common block walls used for different purposes.
Two types of mortar are type S and type N, below grade and above grade mortar. This mortar is used to bind a block row with another block.
It is a good idea to put both horizontal and vertical reinforcement in your block walls. It reduces the risk of putting excessive stress on the joints that can destroy a freestanding block wall.
Steel rebar is an excellent option for vertical reinforcement. At regular intervals, you have to pour the steel rebar along with wet concrete in block cavities. Metal reinforcement strips provide horizontal reinforcement, again in the association of wet mortar.
Mostly, a cinder block wall is made by constructing single rows of blocks followed by the other. It would be better to build double rows of walls where you want the greatest strength. It is usually done by putting two to block courses together.
Tools You Need
- Excavation tools
- Concrete blocks
- Masonry hoe
- Line level
- Jointing tool
- Masonry chisel
- Foundation forms
- Concrete mix
- Masonry hammer
- Mason’s string
- Power cement mixer
- Work gloves
The whole process involves a lot more than just what you read. Rather than going through the hassle and possibly messing it up, give us a call now at (424) 363-8630 for free estimates.