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How do i take down this brick wall?

Discussion in 'Building' started by markyyyyyy, 4 Feb 2015.

  1. markyyyyyy

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    Hi,

    As you look at the picture below, i need to take out the brick wall (including the end part) up to where the 4th tree stump is. I am then removing the stumps so i can extend the width of my driveway.


    What is the best way to take down the wall? Bare in mind the whole wall isnt coming down. Is it best to take the bricks off one by one?

    How would i do this? Is there a special chisel i can use?

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    If you have not got a disc cutter, drill a series of holes through the vertical mortar courses. Then take a hammer and chisel to the unwanted bit. Knock the bricks off by putting the chisel into a horizontal mortar course and hitting it AWAY from the wanted bit.

    How are you going to "finish" off the wall? if you are going to have another pier made, leave the bricks stepping in/out so they can be bonded into the new pier.

    If you were going to leave a cut edge then you have to use a disc cutter to cut off the bricks sticking out. For a rough job you can drill holes vertically where the brick sticks out, then give it a smack with a bolster chisel, this will break of the brick roughly at the right place, but the cut edge will be rough.

    Frank
     
  4. markyyyyyy

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    Thanks for your help Frank.

    Can i use a general chisel (i have got a metal - multipurpose chisel in my shed) or do i need a specific chisel for the job?

    With th end, i will most likely be putting a timber post in, to attach a fence, so it doesnt need to be a 100% clan cut finish.

    How do i get the concrete 'cap' off the tall brick wall that you can see in the picture i uploaded?

    Cheers again

    Mark
     
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