A fence of concrete blocks is robust and durable. The concrete blocks come in various sizes and models, so that the fence does not have to be ugly or awkward. Some blocks have specific uses, such as being corner pieces. Build a fence block takes several days because the foundation should be completely dried before building the wall; but a beginner can build with patience and the right tools. The process is physically exhausting, but simple.
- Calculates how many blocks precisians dividing the length of the wall between the lengths of a block and multiplying by the number of rows or layers will build. It included in the calculation blocks corners, if you are using them.
- Build a frame with stakes and 2x4s to dump the concrete for the foundation. It should be twice as wide and twice as deep as the thickness of the wall. Use a level to make sure the frame is even and accommodator necessary.
- Pour the foundation. Fill the frame with concrete and passing a board on top to match it. Full anywhere that has miscarried, Let the concrete dry for several days. Remove the frame.
- If your wall is going to have corners, build a framework in each after the concrete has dried. When you start building the wall, the first block of concrete will be placed in the corner and the frame will be the guide.
- Place a layer of mortar 1 inch deep and 8 inches wide along three or four blocks, starting at the corner or at one end. Make sure the first block is correctly located as everyone else will line about him.
- Using a paddle to mortar and to remove excess of it, Stir occasionally so that mortar will not dry.
- Place mortar in three or four blocks away from the corner or the end. Check them with a level and Hit them gently to fit them in place. The mortar is between blocks should be 3/8 inch wide. If you have to make some adjustments on uneven places, you can put 1/2 inch on that particular site.
- Do the same on the other side of the wall. Then place a string through the opening between the corner (and end) and the other. Use the string as your guide as you complete the first row of concrete blocks.
- Continues to build the wall in this manner until the desired height, Check the leveling and often uses the string as a guide for each row. Finish the top by placing concrete in the holes with a trowel andmatching it.
Tips & Warnings
- The blocks can be cut with a masonry chisel and hammer. To avoid having to do so adjust
- Of your wall to use only uncut blocks and corner blocks
- On hot days, keep the mortar
- To prevent drying
- Do not prepare more than you will use in two hours.
- Embankments or high walls must be secured with rebar.
- Make sure the concrete wall does not divert the