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Repair/replacement of brick garden wall
I had been patching up some loose render on a low wall and noticed most of the brick behind it was blown and rotted so I dismantled most of it. I'm now left with one course of brick which is nearly level and in good condition (the pavement angles downward), so I'm hoping not to remove it. Problem is, it's backed by a breeze block slab which has been sunk halfway into the ground, with the top half rotting away. I was thinking of building a timber frame just above the first course around the whole lot and filling it with concrete, and then bricking over the top of that new footing (the whole lot will be rendered and dashed later anyway). Will this work? Or do I need to dig everything out and start again? Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated. - David
Edit: Some very helpful suggestions given by pro's, much appreciated. My concern is I won't be able to create a proper-sized footer since I'm limited by the pavement/roadway which is directly in front of the wall.
4 Answers from MyBuilder Bricklayers
Andrew baker home improvements
Leeds • Member since 5 Jun 2018 • 145 jobs, 100% positive feedback
Do the job properly will cost more if not done rite...dig all out put good footing in build breeze block wall if gonna render in first place dont use bricks too expensive waste of time with rendering this.
Answered 18th Aug 2020
Canterbury • Member since 8 Apr 2019 • 13 jobs, 100% positive feedback
take wall down put new footing in and dont use breeze block, use concrete blocks as they are much better to recieve render
Answered 18th Aug 2020
Sheffield • Member since 5 Apr 2019 • 4 jobs, 100% positive feedback
Use concrete blocks as breeze will rot over time
Answered 19th Aug 2020
Cirencester • Member since 14 Jul 2020 • 3 jobs, 100% positive feedback
Rip it out if footings ok build back off of that and use concrete block to render on them Should be bulletproof .
Answered 30th Aug 2020
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