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itaska71 03-30-2010 06:33 PM

How do I Build Brick planters around patio
I want to build a brick flower planter around my patio approximately 12" high.
However, I really do not want to pour a concrete footer for this.
I was thinking about pea gravel with one layer of cinder blocks for the base.
The brick veneer would then be laid on top ( and around ) the cinder blocks about 12" high.
Question : If I tamp the pea gravel & mortar the cinder blocks, & keep the wall at 12", will the gravel & cinder blocks work for the foundation, or will I end up with cracks in the planters ( brick Veneer ) from movement ?

Scuba_Dave 03-30-2010 06:54 PM

Where are you located ?

detailedEye 03-30-2010 07:41 PM

Retaining wall blocks will give a similar look without a concrete footer or mortar on the courses.

itaska71 03-31-2010 04:24 PM

I am in Cincinnati Ohio
I am having trbl navigating this site.
When I 1st opened your reply you sent a link about gravel footers. Today I can not find it

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