Adding one row of bricks
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martcol
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Adding one row of bricks

by martcol » Mon Jun 26, 2023 9:03 pm

I want to add a row of bricks to a retaining wall. The bricks would be just one row with them placed i their side. The existing retaining wall is painted and in a bit apprehensive about busking on top of that. Any advice please?

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Re: Adding one row of bricks

by stoneyboy » Tue Jun 27, 2023 10:07 pm

Hi martcol,
If the top of the wall is painted you will need to remove the paint back to a masonry face or the top course will not bond properly.
Regards S

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Re: Adding one row of bricks

by martcol » Wed Jun 28, 2023 9:29 pm

stoneyboy wrote:Hi martcol,
If the top of the wall is painted you will need to remove the paint back to a masonry face or the top course will not bond properly.
Regards S
Thanks for chipping in. What if I added some external PVA to the wall?

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Re: Adding one row of bricks

by martcol » Wed Jun 28, 2023 9:31 pm

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Re: Adding one row of bricks

by martcol » Wed Jun 28, 2023 9:33 pm

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Re: Adding one row of bricks

by stoneyboy » Fri Jun 30, 2023 9:36 pm

Hi martcol,
PVA will not help. It looks like there is already a slab top on the wall so I don’t think adding a course on top will be successful. Suggest you find an alternative - how about oak railway sleepers?
Regards S

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