Attaching Capstones

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by EagleLandscape, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    For this job im starting here in a few weeks, what do I use to attach the capstones to the top course. And would I use the same thing to attach the steps on a stair unit to the riser? I'm using Belgard Celtik Wall stuff, thanks. I've attached the drawing, but I will be substituting the "Wood Deck & Path" for paver material.
     

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  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ummm... adhesive? Trick question?? :confused:
     
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    ummm......

    no disrespect intended dude, but honestly, if u need 2 ax, then u need to stick to cutting yards
     
  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Settle down now, I've never built a wall before. I know that I need an adhesive, and I know Elmer's Glue isn't going to cut if. So what exactly do I need?
     
  5. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    PL, sticks to everything including your hands! :weightlifter:
     
  6. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
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    where ever you got the material to build the wall should have pl on hand
     
  7. kcapxis

    kcapxis LawnSite Member
    from NE Pa
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    PL construction adhesive: I like the cheapest stuff on the shelf, put plenty on & hope that you never have to take it apart!!
     
  8. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    PL works fine just make sure your caps are fairly clean, no cement residue after cutting. Also applying the glue to dry caps works better. After you apply the glue (no need to over do it) make sure you give the caps a good tapping with a rubber mallet. This ensures a permanent bond.
     
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    Awesome thanks! Any of yall check out that pdf?
     
  10. Pavers Plus

    Pavers Plus LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    most contractors up here have been using Hubba Bubba chewing gum lately to hold Belgard caps on the walls

    a select few use the concrete adhesive available at their supplier. Depending on the supplier, their are many brands available. Just make sure it's a quality masonry adhesive rated for outdoor use. Read the directions, as some work only on dry block while other will work on both wet or dry block. I prefer gluing on dry block.
     

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