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Covering up end of wall to drive

Postby Diamond76 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:14 pm

I recently had my driveway widened and the dwarf wall has been cut back 2 metres. I am now left with an ugly looking end of wall. How do I put this right. Do I use mortar, plaster or anything else?
I am not good at DIY but don't mind getting hands dirty. Any advice would be great.
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Postby stoneyboy » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:34 pm

Hi diamond76
Suggest you use a strong rendering mix incorporating waterproof pva in the mix to aid bonding. Dampen the wall before you apply the first coat, scratch and add second or third coat as necessary.
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Postby Diamond76 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:34 am

Thanks. I assume the mix is available from most DIY stores. Would you apply with a trowel or by hand?
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:53 pm

Hi diamond76
Look for a sharp sand and cement mix for rendering.
Best to apply with a wood or plastic float. For the area you are working an odd bit of wood with another bit nailed to it to form a handle would be ok.
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