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Curved walls help

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Captains Landscape, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does anyone have any experience curving a wall composed of CMUs? Not much of a curve, just slight. The plan is to veneer to the wall. I've laid plenty of block to the line, just never curved the wall. Has anyone had problems with this? Thanks
     
  2. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    No real masons? OK...I'll cut every block I guess.
     
  3. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    On this stoop we cut the ends off one side of every block and then every other block was a half block.

    Lotta work.

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  4. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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  5. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Would it have been easier to frame it with Luan and pour the whole thing in one shot?

    Or possibly use 1 x 3's and do it vertically.
     
  6. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    mrusk: I see, thank you. What was the landing material used on top of that stoop? Just curious...

    Champ: It would be easier to frame, but I feel efficient enough with the block and incorporating the wall ties into the joints.
     
  7. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    brick running vertical as the riser, bullnose as the coping, and bluestone as the stoop.
     
  8. pls8xx

    pls8xx LawnSite Member
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    The original post omits data that may come in to play for the project. What is a "slight curve", one with a 25 ft radius or one with a 100 ft radius? Is the wall free standing or a retaing wall? What is the length and height?

    That said, for a 100 ft radius wall of standard 8 x 16 CMU, for each 16 inches of wall length, the inside radius length is 1/10 inch shorter. This difference can be taken up in the joints without cutting blocks.
     

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