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Old 04-28-2019, 09:38 PM   #16
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Those are not on their side , and 3 core cmu's haven't been made for quite some time, 2 core are the dominant block and have been for some time, although they might be available as a special order, there's a contractor on this forum go's by jomama45 that would probably be able to tell you when the 3 core were last used.
I'm sure it's terratorial, but in these parts, by the late 50's/early 60's most block seem to have been 2 holers. Looking at the original picture, I think the cores are capped off, it's the handholds that remain open. It wouldn't hurt to stuff something rigid in them and cap the top inch or so with mortar.
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Old 04-29-2019, 12:46 PM   #17
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Jomama,
You are right; i looked at another pic I had on my and it does seem to be the handholds as you call them.
I guess mortar mix is good enough for this?
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:55 PM   #18
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It looks like moisture is wicking up the wall above the cinder blocks. Is that drywall and is it all the down touching the cinder block? I would also be concerned about mold and mildew on the drywall and rotting of the sill plate. The sill plate of the wall should be pressure treated and/or have a sill gasket.

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Old 05-02-2019, 04:05 PM   #19
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Agreed.
That wall separates a walkway flower/shrub bed and I think it is too high with dirt/mulch that stays wet and moisture transits through the brick to the block etc....
I told my son what you essentially said; he best remove years of the accumulation so the wall doesn't rot out more than it may be already.
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