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How to Build a Cinder Block Wall

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Cinder Block Wall: Finishing the First Row
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Add mortar over the top of the cinder block line, and install the spacers. Gently press the spacers into the mortar on each side of the cinder block. If your footing has vertical reinforcement, this should be the moment to splice the next piece of vertical reinforcement. These spaces will allow you to build a leveled wall and will be used as reference to place your next line of cinder blocks. One trick in building a block wall is to build up the corners two or three blocks high, then stretch a string along the outside edge at each course as you work upward

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