Masonry Garden Walls

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Masonry Garden Walls
1010401Masonry Garden WallsAfreestanding masonry wall can provide privacy for a patio, define the perimeters of a lawn or garden area, or act as a buffer to street noise. Masonry garden walls add an elegant touch to high-end homes and require far less maintenance by the homeowner than ordinary wood fences. Freestanding walls do not have a building frame or stud wall to provide lateral stability, so they must resist overturning forces with a wide footing, a height that is proportional to the wall thickness, and the stiffening effect of piers or pilasters.
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Christine Beall: Masonry and Concrete. Masonry Garden Walls, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001), AccessEngineering Export