Block Walls - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-15-2007, 01:44 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

block walls


okay folks need some suggestion ! have a block wall im building
the first wall is 8"x16"x150ft behind that is a 16" planter then behind the planter is another wall thats 8" x 4ft x 150 i have a seperation in the wall for the walkway ------ ------ at the walkway entrances i need to put a collum at both sides right now im planning on a basic square 24x24x 4ft6" but wanted a newer look. Im laying block tonight will leave collums for last thanks.all your suggestions would help !! thanks


Advertisement

orenawilliam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 10:55 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,279
Rewards Points: 580
Default

block walls


You could use bullnose block to give the columns rounded edges for a nominal increase in cost.

Advertisement

Tscarborough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 01:00 PM   #3
Member
 
concretemasonry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota - Latitude 45.057 Longitude -93.074
Posts: 3,823
Rewards Points: 2,134
Default

block walls


Depending on your budget and where you are, you could use some split architectural block and really have an accent at the entrance/walkway. If you have a good local block producer, you may be able to buy a few split corners (8x8x16) as an over-run for a large job.

In any case, make sure you have adequate vertical reinforcement in the wall and especially at the ends.

Last edited by concretemasonry; 02-15-2007 at 01:58 PM.
concretemasonry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FINISHING BASEMENT WALLS - Cinder Block Walls tmacwith Building & Construction 4 12-06-2012 09:26 AM
Looking for a step by step for framing basement walls/2x4's wrong direction/stairs??? xray328 Remodeling 27 06-19-2011 09:50 PM
Concrete block - bond pattern tvoltz Building & Construction 1 06-11-2007 07:36 PM
Best way to insulating a heated detached cement block garage Joe Nulph Building & Construction 1 03-06-2006 11:30 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts