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Need a shallow two-row brick retaining wall for small patio

Discussion in 'Building' started by Kinso89, 23 Aug 2020.

  1. Kinso89

    Kinso89

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    I need to lay a shallow two-row, single skin brick retaining wall for levelling off a small patio which will be used for a shed/bin store. I'm doing this because the ground is at a slight gradient. It will be about 2m.

    1. Can I lay the bricks on compacted hardcore sub-base, rather than cement too?

    2. Is it advisable to start laying bricks below the topsoil level, so 1 row below and two above (giving me a 2-row wall)?

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  3. youll have to use cement in your brickwork anyway. why not chuck some sand and cement in with your sub base and make concrete. the correct way.
     
  4. 23vc

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    Deffo concrete it, doesn’t have to be very thick, keep it a couple of courses below ground level, and it’ll pretty much level itself with a quick tamp so easier than hardcore anyway
     
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