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  1. 08-01-2009 01:01 PM
    I would like to know if we can dry stack a three sided wall of cinder blocks for a foundation (outer only) for an 8x8 ft. garden shed to make a level floor. The highet point would probbly be 3 blocks high. How do we do this? Can we use pins? dlw
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  2. 06-12-2009 11:03 AM
    thanks for listening to that large spiel, and I hope you are able to help me with my questions. if you haven't noticed that this is one large letter yet... you might want to begin reading from my earliest post.
    thanks a million,

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  3. 06-12-2009 11:02 AM
    my question is more about the walls, and pavers than the drainage pit, so don't worry too much about that. the plan is to off set each layer of the cinder block stacks by 1/2" and filled with gravel for strength, our question is about the base layers. My research has indicated 4-6" of compacted crush, with 1-1.5" of sand on top of this. This is definitely the case for under the pavers, is this also the case for under the cinder block walls? Also, my drainage pit goes right to the edges of the ramp in a small section... so the cinder block walls will sit on top of gravel in this spot. can they be placed directly on gravel, or must we remove enough gravel to put in the compacted crush, and sand layers on top of the gravel below? finally, must we put landscaping cloth, or something similar, between the gravel and the materials above it, to prevent these materials (crush/sand), from sinking into the gravel?
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  4. 06-12-2009 11:01 AM
    My project is a paving stone ramp, going down into my basement, and a cinderblock wall along the side walls of the ramp. It doesn't really have to do much as far as retaining, except for between 1-3 feet of soil directly beside the ramp. There will be no walking near these areas, so there is not alot of pressure pushing the soil back into the ramp. we also have a drainage pit dug into the middle of this ramp (and filled with course gravel), because it was my only drainage solution to the water that falls/melts onto the ramp (there will be a french drain at the lowest point of the ramp draining into the gravel pit~ which is 10 feet deep).

    kimberly (one more message after this)
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  5. 06-12-2009 11:01 AM
    Hello Concrete Masonry;

    I have noticed that you are answering a number of questions to other people relating to the topic I am searching. I am hoping that you can help me out. I just registered so that I can ask you questions... and I'm not sure where the answer will be sent if you answer me. Will I be notified via email?? Please email me your answer if not; I don't know much about forums ([email protected] ).

    i have to split this into 2 (or 3) posts to accommodate the text limit... please see the others for the rest of the message

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  6. 10-22-2008 10:49 AM
    Dear sir
    my name is ohene daniel.
    I am a university student studying construction technology and management.
    I want to be your friend so that you can help me as you are an experience person
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