Screen block wall


Postby Alvin Wyllie » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:07 am

Hallo, I want to build a 5-foot high pierced screen block wall round my carport area. The end pier of the wall will be close up against my house, with spacing for a capping on the pier. Is it essential to break the concrete against the house in order to cement in a reinforcing rod, and if so, to what depth, bearing in mind there is a drain very close for gutter downpipe and 4-inch soilpipe? Or can I use ties in between the pier blocks and cement the ties into the rendering of the house? Or would I need to go deeper than just the render? Would one or two ties be sufficient? Many thanks for any advice!
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Postby welsh brickie » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:35 pm

to tie into the house use bluebird screw in ties,You dont need to damage the house render.To tie in the screen blocks to the pillars use expanding metal cut into strips.
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Postby Alvin Wyllie » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:49 pm

Many thanks for that, Mr Brickie. Is trying to cement in a reinforcing rod not recommended or not necessary then?
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Postby welsh brickie » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:24 pm

you can use a reinforcing rod if you like,but you can bend and ajust expanding metal to your needs and its better grip for the mortar.
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Postby Alvin Wyllie » Sat May 12, 2012 9:02 pm

Thanks again for your advice!
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