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Old 06-05-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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Now that you solved my concrete curing issue...another question

How can I attach full-size brick to the face and top of the low wall/curb, and the somewhat taller planter box? Brilliantine here forgot to place any ties/fasteners in those areas, and I'm not sure mortar will do the job over the long haul (maybe even the short haul).

I did remember to include a small footing for the brick around the base of the planter.

One of the guys at Lowe's suggested Quikrete polyurethane construction adhesive for the back of the brick where it contacts the wall.

Anyone done anything like this, or know anything about it?

Also: should I waterproof the back of that short wall? If so, how?


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Old 06-05-2013, 06:35 PM   #2
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If you indeed have a footing around the planter, then there's no need to "adhere" the brick to the concrete wall. A few wall ties installed with Tapcons will certainly suffice. The other short wall is low enough that it wouldn't even require ties.

Another option, if you wanted a true adhered installation, would be to use sawn thin brick, which are generally 1/2" thick and can be set with an appropriate thinset.

Here's a link to one of the larger thin brick producers:


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Thanks, jomama45

What about trying to waterproof the back side of the wall, any benefit in doing that?
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