A round wall is a great asset for any building. While not as functional as a rectangular wall, it still offers walls that are safe and provide you with privacy. A round wall can also be used to add character and daring to your home. Building a round wall with bricks is quite simple when you know the proper technique and approach.
Build a round wall using the same method as you would to build a regular straight wall with bricks. The only difference is that, instead of placing each brick parallel to the next one and making sure everything is square, you’ll place all of your bricks at an angle. If you’re building a round wall with cement or concrete blocks, which are cheaper, use a circular saw or masonry bit to cut them in half so they become half-rounds.
As a builder, you probably know that 90 degree walls are the easiest and least expensive projects to take on. However, curved walls can be stunning additions to any structure. Creating a round wall with bricks is not as difficult of a process as some might think, but it does take more time than building rectangular walls. The following steps will guide you through the entire process from start to finish.
The foundation—the part that will hold the wall up—should be level, with good drainage. It should also be at least 1½ feet deep and built of concrete. Finally, it needs to have a drainage pipe leading from the bottom of the area where your round wall will be placed to prevent water from collecting there in heavy rains or snowmelt.
Framing The Curved Wall
> Once you’ve laid the foundation for your curved wall, it’s time to frame it in. If there are windows along your curved wall, they should be set before you start laying bricks. The bricks will need to be supported by the framing that goes around them, so plan accordingly.
If you’re not sure how many bricks you’ll need or what kind of spacing is best for your project, try doing a few test runs with cardboard before committing yourself permanently with bricks.
Laying bricks is a straightforward process.
- Place the first brick on the ground in a straight line, with each end touching your starting line. The side of the brick that touches the ground should be flat against it and even with your starting line’s height (which you can mark out before you start laying bricks).
- Make sure that your first brick is level then repeat this process for every subsequent one until you have reached the desired height of your wall or roofing structure (make sure to keep checking that each new row stays level as well as straight).
- Continue this process until all of your bricks are laid out and in place
Finishing The Round Wall
Next, you need to finish the round wall. You can do this by adding mortar in between each brick and then troweling it out flat. This will make sure that your wall is level, plumb and square.
If you want to add some extra flair or style to your round wall build, then you can use different colored mortar for each row of bricks. This makes the job look more professional and gives it a nice finished look at the end of the day.
Building a curved wall can be a time-consuming process, but is not overly difficult.
Building a curved wall can be a time-consuming process, but is not overly difficult. The following steps will help you to build your own round wall:
- Dig out the existing foundation using a shovel or pick ax and remove any debris that may be in the way. Fill any holes with compacted gravel, if possible, before laying down your new bricks. If you don’t have access to gravel on site, consider using crushed concrete instead (this is less expensive than gravel).
- Lay out your first row of bricks along one side of your planned round wall area; make sure that this row forms an even angle with the ground—if necessary adjust it so that it does by adding or removing bricks from one end until it’s level before moving on to step three below
Building a curved wall is not as difficult as it may seem. The first step is to prepare the right materials, tools and equipment. Once you have everything assembled, it’s a simple process of digging out the foundation for your curved wall and then laying bricks on top of the foundation to make a circle from start to finish.