Garden Retaining Wall

YT7860

New Member
Hi All,

Firstly I would like to thank everyone, this please is a fountain of knowledge!

I am building a garden retaining wall approx. 600mm and about 25m long, will be retaining a grass verge along the side of my house, soil is all clay.

Wall will be built from dense concrete block, will try to apply some form of tanking paste to the back of the wall, will cover the back in viscreen with a perforated drain at the base covered in fabric and pea gravel. Will also put a dpc aprox 150mm of the ground at the front. Will also put weep holes every 600 centers. The wall will have some sort of coping stone at top.

I would like to render the front of the wall, what product would be most suitable?

Also do I need to take any precautions when laying the coping stone? eg laying dpc under it?

Thanks in advance!
 

ChrispyUK

Well-Known Member
Hi All,

Firstly I would like to thank everyone, this please is a fountain of knowledge!

I am building a garden retaining wall approx. 600mm and about 25m long, will be retaining a grass verge along the side of my house, soil is all clay.

Wall will be built from dense concrete block, will try to apply some form of tanking paste to the back of the wall, will cover the back in viscreen with a perforated drain at the base covered in fabric and pea gravel. Will also put a dpc aprox 150mm of the ground at the front. Will also put weep holes every 600 centers. The wall will have some sort of coping stone at top.

I would like to render the front of the wall, what product would be most suitable?

Also do I need to take any precautions when laying the coping stone? eg laying dpc under it?

Thanks in advance!

Don’t skimp on the tanking. Remners mb2k is good and nice to apply but not cheap. Still cheaper than render blowing a few years down the line. Use a membrane as well.
 
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