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Old 12-28-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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I am looking at putting in a cinder block wall (50' x 6'). It is in Calif. and in a no freeze area. What is needed for the footing? Depth, width, filler, and re-bar? I think that it needs to be 12" deep and 16" wide with 6" of crushed rock as the base, not sure on the re-bar requirement. How far am I off?
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Most municipalities have requirements for concrete block privacy walls since they are so common and some areas will not accept wood or "grapestake" fences. Contact your local building office.

The thing they worry about is the wall becoming a sidewalk on top of some kids during an earthquake.

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I am looking at putting in a cinder block wall (50' x 6'). It is in Calif. and in a no freeze area. What is needed for the footing? Depth, width, filler, and re-bar? I think that it needs to be 12" deep and 16" wide with 6" of crushed rock as the base, not sure on the re-bar requirement. How far am I off?
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is the wall a retainer? haw much water does your site accumalate?
Im in az and Im currently building a double block wall with 2 planters each wall is 8" w x 4ft x 150ft the footing reguired here was 10" x 12" x 150ft I didndt require a bed of stone hope I helped.
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