Project Guide

How to Build a Block Wall

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HOW TO BUILD A PRIVACY WALL - DIG OUT THE BASE AREA
DIG OUT THE BASE AREA
  • Dig out an area about 7 inches deep, and twice as wide as the width of the wall blocks. 
  • Use a hand tamper to pack down the remaining soil.
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HOW TO BUILD A PRIVACY WALL - BUILD THE GRAVEL BASE
BUILD THE GRAVEL BASEc


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HOW TO BUILD A PRIVACY WALL - PLACE THE BOTTOM ROW OF BLOCKS
PLACE THE BOTTOM ROW OF BLOCKS


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HOW TO BUILD A PRIVACY WALL - DRY FIT THE NEXT ROW
DRY FIT THE NEXT ROW


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HOW TO BUILD A PRIVACY WALL - ADD CONSTRUCTION ADHESIVE
ADD CONSTRUCTION ADHESIVE


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HOW TO BUILD A PRIVACY WALL - FINISH BUILDING
FINISH BUILDING


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HOW TO BUILD A RETAINING WALL - DIG OUT THE AREA
DIG OUT THE AREA


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HOW TO BUILD A RETAINING WALL - BUILD THE GRAVEL BASE
BUILD THE GRAVEL BASE


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HOW TO BUILD A RETAINING WALL - BEGIN LAYING BLOCKS AND ADD ADHESIVE
BEGIN LAYING BLOCKS AND ADD ADHESIVE


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HOW TO BUILD A RETAINING WALL - ADDRESS DRAINAGE
ADDRESS DRAINAGE


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HOW TO BUILD A RETAINING WALL - FINISH THE WALL
FINISH THE WALL
  • Keep building the wall, checking the level frequently, until it reaches the desired height.