The rear concrete block wall is 22-feet tall, continuing up from underground.
Rather than use potentially dangerous scaffolding, Cotterman rolling stairs
are rolled back and forth on plywood while building the wall. A Genie Lift
is used to install the very heavy lintel over the door opening. (August 25, 2005)
This concrete lintel is built from three bond-beam blocks joined
together with rebar and fast-setting concrete.
The completed wall. All blocks are filled with concrete, and every other cell
contains #5 rebar. Bond beam blocks and #4 horizontal rebar are used every
few rows, and above and below all openings. (September 6, 2005)
Another view of the completed wall.
The interior of the wall after surface bonding is applied. (September 13, 2005)