Cinder Block Fence
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Building a Cinder Block Fence

Putting up a cinder block fence outside of your house is ideal to protect the privacy of your own home and to ensure the safety and security of your family. This type of fence can also keep all of the unwanted pests from getting into your backyard, which is excellent especially if you are maintaining a garden.

Choosing to build this type of fence for your house requires cost estimates and careful planning for proper placement of the fence. Make a rough estimate regarding how many cinder blocks you are going to use. Carefully make an accurate measurement of the wall and determine its height and length to determine how many cinder blocks you will be using during the construction. Keep in mind that a cinder block normally has a standard measurement and incorporate that into your calculations. Make sure that you make room for about a quarter of an inch between the cinder blocks when you make the calculation for the number of cinder blocks to use. The gap between the blocks is where the concrete is filled. You should also make a rough approximation of how much cement you are going to need depending on the estimated number of cinder blocks and the area of the traction. This is usually done by making use of a concrete calculator (many are available online) when making calculations and estimates for the specific type of fence that you are going to build.

Hollow out the base for your cinder block fence. In typical locations, one might need to create a ditch that has the depth of about three feet and a width of about two feet to create the base. Make sure that there is compacted soil for the wall to lean into then dispense a concrete traction that is about four inches deep. Check to make sure that the concrete has the same level at every angle by making use of a straight board. You can scrape off the excess concrete to make sure that it is level at all angles then allow the concrete to settle and cure. As soon as you have forced down the posts and secured them into position, use a string to tie in between the posts at the specific height of a single cinder block on top of the ground. This string will be your guide to make sure that the wall is straight. Pour down the cement for every three feet by using a trowel then smooth it out to about three inches. Carefully set a block over the cement, making sure that it corresponds to the base you have dug up. Position a block every five feet and make sure that it is perpendicular to the other blocks. Tap the cinder block level by using the handle of the trowel.
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