It is nice to see the 3rd row all completed! It is looking neat and tidy,
especially with the black DPM plastic sheet covering and protecting the
mortar joints from any rain showers at the moment while the cement set and

The final 24½ blocks went in smoothly, taking us 4 hours to lay them in



We have decided that it would be much more practical to NOT have tall
reinforcing bars sticking up along the front wall and basically potentially
be in the way for the next 2 years. We will just lay flat two rows of the
narrow 140mm blocks to gain extra height (just laid dry without any mortar
etc) and then place the DPM plastic and hang it down the wall, in front to
provide a waterproof barrier against any dirt and rain water.

By Shaun

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