Adhesive for stone garden wall?

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Old 04-24-09, 08:52 AM
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Adhesive for stone garden wall?

I'm going to build a short circular well to create a raised garden bed - 6' in diameter and 2-3' tall.

I'm planning on using those cast retaining wall blocks that DON'T have the lips on the back. I think I like the look of these better than the ones with the lips that tend to look like they were cast.

My question is: since these don't have those lips on the back, do I need to use adhesive between courses?
 
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Old 04-24-09, 01:58 PM
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Hi Doc,

My question is: since these don't have those lips on the back, do I need to use adhesive between courses?
Yes and don't forget to use landscape cloth between the soil and the wall.

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Old 05-01-09, 08:50 AM
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Great. That's what I needed to know. I see landscaping shows all the time where they just stack. Seems odd to me.
 
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Doc, you said yours don't have the lips and you are going up to 3'. That's why I suggested you use the adhesive.

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Old 05-06-09, 12:06 PM
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Mine definitely do not have lips. The 3' is the max height. Depending on how it looks, I may decide to go shorter. That stone is expensive......

One way or the other, I plan on using fabric between the stone and the soil.

I'm assuming I should put down some sort of base, even if its a few inches of driveway stone. We get some serious heavage in the winter in our corner of north central indiana.
 
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