Pillars and brick walls

18 Oct 2013
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I've had to remove a brick pillar on my 'to be built drive way' to accommodate a dropped curb. The existing wall which abutted the pillar is now separated from the pillar and is still solid and standing.

1) is it necessary to have a pillar still?
2) can you create a pillar by building up the end of the wall or will it just be cosmetic rather than structural because the new bricks will simply be abutting the existing ones?

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There are a number of unknowns here. Essentially, you can make good the raw end and build in a buttress in place of the removed pillar.

But why not build a new pillar to, presumably, match the other existing pillar?

Whatever you build, you must put it on a foundation and tie-in the brickwork.

Its not always essential to have a pillar. But why not post pics?
Yes, a pic here would help. Is it a boundary wall? If so, how high is it?
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Sorry for the delay was travelling and only had a chance to take some photos today. Pls are the following:


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