Thanks C/M. I was told the footing will be poured in concrete 1 foot deep. The wall will be reinforced with wire. I think they mentioned rebar in the footing and do you think for such a tall wall there should be vertical and/or horizontal REBARS added inside of the wall as well in addition to the perpendicular wire connecting the two rows of the brick?
I don't mean to worry about the cost, but I was wondering whether two rows (8") of bricks are thick enough for a 8 ft. tall wall or should there be 3 rows (12") of brick instead?
My location is Columbia, South Carolina. No frost during the day. The ground does not freeze year round.
Right here in this county when you call the authorities they won't even know whether you need a permit or not. Happened to me a couple times when I wanted to build a metal storage building, they (the "building department" told me no-yes, yes-no, nay-ye, and then he said he's not sure... so I don't take them seriously anymore.
Did you know? Where I am at they just introduced zoning just 2 years ago. Very relaxed.