When to use Rebar for Garden Retaining Wall Foundations?


Postby crueball » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:35 pm

can someone please tell me when laying foundations for a garden retaining wall when do you use rebar?
do i need rebar or the reinforcing mesh bent to a square tube?and what size?
looking at doing foundations 12" deep and approx. 20" wide
many thanks
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Postby welsh brickie » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:40 am

rebar is used to reinforce concrete over a certain thickness, any thickness over 225mm,it should be used, Its also used in structural beams, But you can also use it if you suspect the ground to be unstable.
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Postby crueball » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:56 pm

thanks welsh brickie was hoping id get an answer off you!
what would be best for above dimensions a framework of bar or mesh bent into square tube?
you anywhere near Wrexham or still sunning yourself?
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Postby welsh brickie » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:54 am

your best using 10mm rebar for that thickness, made into a mesh and dropped in place, keep it off the ground by 75mm with off cuts of brick, yes still sunning myself, but returning to the uk very soon, thanks for asking
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