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Building raised beds with breezeblocks & depth of footin

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by numpty with a crowbar, 27 Feb 2007.

  1. numpty with a crowbar

    numpty with a crowbar

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    Hey folks - phase 2 of converting the garden from it's former wilderness stae is about to begin, and the thinking half of the relationship & me have decided to make raised beds out of breeze block, then render them and limewash to finish them off.

    The beds will be about 2 courses of block high (3 at a push), what sort of depth fondation / footing am I going to need to lay to support this? I've used the old cheat of using postcrete in a shalow trench for really low level walls before - can I get away with it on this? and even then what sort of depth am I looking at??

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    use proper concrete for them. A good 6 inches of concrete will do the job. its not very high. leave some weep holes in the bottom of the wall as well.
     
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