Originally Posted by Snyder's Lawn Inc
What? No Mortar?
4" footer of 6000 psi concrete with 3/8 re-bar. The first course was then set in type-S mortar. The voids were then filled with more 6000 psi concrete. The original ledge stood for 100+ years and I plan on this one to be there for 100+ years. That and the wall was only two courses and a cap. I didn't want any flex or movement over time.
Due to industry standards, snap edging was used for the paver restraint. I have seen mortar restraint on paver sidewalks fail at the edges as it doesn't allow the edges to move and float with the rest of the sidewalk.
Single brick edging always gets set in mortar to create a "curb" without the look of curb edging. It allows the edging to stay in place, and also a barrier to keep grass from encroaching into the beds.