Placing a brick wall in your garden
The brick walls add style and contours of a landscape. Whether used to hold the soil against a slope, for privacy near a yard or garden wall to support vines, a brick wall well set can last many years. Installing a brick wall yourself is labor intensive, but you can do the project yourself in a few days. If you try to build a wall over 3 feet (1.50 meters) tall, and check local building codes to see what permissions need to file first.
Decide the exact location and the way to the wall. Install it on the basis of an inclination to stop the ground or behind a flower garden to add structure. Make the database schema of the wall with garden stakes at each corner and rope wrapped around the stakes. Give space to the stakes so that the width of the foundation is 10 to 12 inches (25-30 cm). The regular size of the bricks is 4 by 8 inches (10 by 20 cm). Planning to stack the wall and has two bricks wide for stability.
Discover the earth in the space provided and use a shovel to dig a base of 8 inches (20 cm) deep. Stabilize loose soil from the bottom of the base with a manual flatter.
Place gravel 3/4 inch (2 cm) to the base and flatten until 3 inches (7.5 cm) thick. The flattened gravel allows water to drain under the wall and provides a strong base.
Stir ready concrete mix and the amount of water in a wheelbarrow suggested to have a slimy texture. Pour a layer of concrete three inches (7.5 cm) thick on the gravel and smooth with trowel. Let the concrete dry for a day.
The mortar mix in the truck with water until thick and smooth. Use a notched trowel to spread a layer of 1/4 inch (75 mm) mortar over concrete. Spread only enough mortar to place four bricks at a time.
Press two bricks to mortar side by side at the end of the trench. Spread 1/4 inch of mortar (75 mm) on the sides of two bricks and place one-half inch (1.25 cm) away from the ends of the first bricks. Press the mortar for the bricks they are level. Continue laying bricks until the first row is complete.
Spread a layer of 1/4 inch (75 mm) layer of mortar on the first row and to the sides of the two bricks. Start the second row with half bricks to stagger the joints. Place second layer brick, cleaning excess mortar as you go. Check that the bricks are level and adjust them if necessary. Continue laying bricks until you reach the desired height. Add caps brick along the top row to prevent water damage.