How do I remove a 3' by 12' Cinderblock Wall? (Picture included)


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How do I remove a 3' by 12' Cinderblock Wall? (Picture included)

I'm taking down a 12' by 3' cinderblock wall that encloses my patio area.

Any advice on the best way of doing this would be greatly appreciated.

Please see a picture and further explanation:

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/b...hake/wall3.jpg

Thanks in advance,

Jim
 
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How do I remove a 3' by 12' Cinderblock Wall? (Picture included)

It is somewhat difficult to go into detail without knowing whether it is reinforced or not.

The best way will be to start at the top and try to knock out a unit and then expand horizontally and vertically.

If you do not want to go back to the house, use a saw with a masonry blade to make a vertical cut on both sides for a clean edge.

Your floor slab was probably poured after the wall was built, so there should be a clean line or edge. You will have to knock out a portion of the block below the slab and then finish off the top of that area.

If you are in California or another area with good codes, you may find some rebar in the wall. You will have to address that when you get there.
 
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Unless you are a glutton for punishment, rent an electric chipping hammer/clay spade. I would saw cut the vertical lines, the exterior flush with the slab, and then begin beating upon the joints with the chipping hammer, left to right, top to bottom. If it has bar, just beat the concrete off it and cut it below finished grade when done. Stucco the exposed end of the wing wall and use a resurfacer to repair the horizontal block.
 
 

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