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Liquid Nails Retaining Wall – Kevin Farrell

Liquid Nails Retaining Wall – Kevin Farrell

Liquid Nails Retaining Wall – Kevin Farrell

Liquid Nails Retaining Wall – Kevin Farrell

Liquid Nails Retaining Wall – Kevin Farrell

In undulating areas there’s often a need for a retaining wall or two. They’re great for creating terraces, or level sections of land that are easier to make use of.

Kevin has selected interlocking concrete blocks for his wall, because they’re able to easily form a curved wall, but timber, bricks or straight concrete blocks would also do the job.

It’s important to get the first course of blocks right. They should be dug in below ground level so they resist being pushed forward by the weight of earth and water behind them. Bed them perfectly level into fine gravel or mortar, although you could lean the wall slightly towards the ground it’s holding back.

Once the first course is in place, it’s time to lay the next course. Selleys Liquid Nails Landscape is perfect for the job because it’s an all weather adhesive that’s flexible and strong, and has been specially designed for this work. Use liberal amounts on both surfaces, and be sure to bring them in contact with each other before Liquid Nails starts to “skin”.

Any blocks that need cutting can be quickly dealt with by using a diamond disc in an angle grinder.

tip Kev’s Tip:
Keep an eye on your levels, as errors tend to multiply with each course of blocks. And use an adhesive (like Selleys Liquid Nails Landscape) rather than mortar – it’s half the work.

Selleys products are available at all good hardware stores.




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