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SuperiorPower
02-16-2009, 12:54 AM
Got a question for you landscaping guys....

My church is looking to do some landscaping around the church sign. Our question is, do we need to pour a concrete footer before we set the brick down? there will be no more than about 2-3 layers of the lanscaping brick. If not on concrete, the brick will be sitting directly on virgin sod/clay.

Will the clay heave to much when it freezes (we live in Central Missouri)? its not like there will be any amount of pressure from the inside, etc...... I am pretty ignorant when it comes to matters like this.................

can anyone help me?:confused:

Thanks, Eli

musician/lawnman
02-16-2009, 11:15 AM
What kind of bricks do you plan to use? I don't know of too many people that use a footer & mortar on a landscape wall that's only a foot or 2 tall.

Lukacs Property Maintenance
02-16-2009, 03:32 PM
Do you get frost heave. If you do you need to make a base of material like sand and or crushed rock.6 to 8 inches. I do this in Canada. We get cold temps and frost for a good six to 8 months.

Anyone else do this?

Mike

SuperiorPower
02-17-2009, 11:36 PM
What kind of bricks do you plan to use? I don't know of too many people that use a footer & mortar on a landscape wall that's only a foot or 2 tall.

Bricks similar to the ones in the walls in this photo.....

http://www.occonstructions.com/images/Stone_Brick_Patios_640.jpg

musician/lawnman
02-18-2009, 08:28 AM
That's what I figured you were using. I'll be honest... we don't ever deal with a frost heave here so I don't really know the proticol for that.

SuperiorPower
02-19-2009, 07:39 PM
Thanks Folks..

Anyone closer to my same temp range?:p I live in Central Missouri.......