Front Page Forum: Building Brick Walls


    We’re considering building brick walls in our back yard instead of the standard off-the-rack wood fence that seems to be the default choice these days. We’d like to do it out of salvaged bricks, so one challenge will be tracking the materials down. The bigger question, though, is this: How does one construct a stable brick wall that won’t have any adjoining walls to support it? How thick does it need to be? What pattern do the bricks have to be set in? Would it be crazy for us to attempt this ourselves or should we hire a pro? If so, who?

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