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Old 09-10-2008, 12:05 AM
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priceless

are the pics on the atv and birdwatching forums too.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:06 AM
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those pilars are they just built with the blocks picture there and then parging over that?

What is going to go on there next? I am interested in learning how to build something like that.
I am glad to see you asking questions before trying to just do something.

These pillars are built o a 12" concrete footing 42" below grade. They are built out of 12" cmu block. Then we scratch coated the pillars. They will be veneered with cultured stone.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:07 AM
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priceless

are the pics on the atv and birdwatching forums too.
Especially the AL GORE GLOBAL WARMING msg board!
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:10 AM
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Especially the AL GORE GLOBAL WARMING msg board!
thought i saw them there
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:13 AM
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what is the reason for the 42 inch below grade? i don't understand that as a retaining wall will only be 12 inches at most depending on height obviously.

Dont want to hijack but if you could make up some suggestions and also some directions and send them to me i would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:15 AM
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what is the reason for the 42 inch below grade? i don't understand that as a retaining wall will only be 12 inches at most depending on height obviously.

Dont want to hijack but if you could make up some suggestions and also some directions and send them to me i would greatly appreciate it.
Vertical masonry work needs a footing. 42" is the frost line in NJ. If you do do build masonry pillars on a footing below the frost line, they will crack.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:20 AM
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ok i understand now, so before attempting anything like this maybe i should get some answers from local guys to see how they do it so that i can follow the standard for my area.


The work looks good by the way.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:21 AM
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got any Pictures of the footings?
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:00 AM
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Thats some thick stone being put down.

Why use real stone on the stoop and fake on the pillar? Budget?
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:13 AM
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Vertical masonry work needs a footing. 42" is the frost line in NJ. If you do do build masonry pillars on a footing below the frost line, they will crack.
Don't you mean if they are built ABOVE the frost line they will crack?
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