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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mrusk, Sep 8, 2008.
are the pics on the atv and birdwatching forums too.
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.
Especially the AL GORE GLOBAL WARMING msg board!
thought i saw them there
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.
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.
got any Pictures of the footings?
Thats some thick stone being put down.
Why use real stone on the stoop and fake on the pillar? Budget?
Don't you mean if they are built ABOVE the frost line they will crack?