mortar joints


Old 07-09-07, 05:57 AM
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mortar joints

I am building a seperate garage at my home...I put 1 1/2" of drop on monolithic slab from rear to front (to wash out) and I am laying a row of 8"blocks around the slab to set wall question is this: I will have a
1 1/2" mortar joint along the front and the side (gradually going to standard 3/8" at rear.......will this be a problem???
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Old 07-09-07, 06:35 AM
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I would build it with the three closed sides of the slab at the same elevation and slope toward the center and the door. This way you can really wash out and do not end up with corners holding dirt. - Not every slab is finished perfectly when you look at it later after water has been sitting on it.

You can use either 6" 0r 8" block to get the wood up and prevent rot and make cleaning easier.

Drain out the door or to a floor draim.

For the fourth(door) wall, you can go with thicker bed joints under the block to fit the floor slope.

Old 07-09-07, 07:25 AM
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No, it won't be a problem.
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