Assembly instructions Brick Modern - Retaining wall
Simple brick with a modern expression that creates a smooth surface with strict lines. Brick modern is a perfect choice for those who want to go in the modern direction and who are looking for a low retaining wall or completely independent walls in your garden. The blocks are easily assembled with stone glue and are then stable with the help of their weight. The format of the stones provides a flexible installation of half joints and creates an easy installation of 90° corners. Brick Modern not only functions as a wall but also as a more stable curb frame around a ground. Framing your paving will keep it stable and beautiful year after year. This is also a perfect block to build a stone staircase with.
Dig out an approx. 30 cm deep and 50 cm wide trench for the foundation of the wall. Behind the retaining wall, as much must be excavated as the total approximate total height of the wall. On lower walls, it is good to use something extra so that the backfill does not become too thin. Place in a fiber cloth at the bottom and fill with a layer of crushed rock/crushed stone 0-32/0-40 mm or equivalent. When you place the fiber cloth, it is good if you overlap the cloth where the joints are, so that the cloth does not slide apart over time.
Fill up to the desired height (10% of the total height of the retaining wall must always be underground, but a whole stone is clearly recommended as this provides a more stable foundation for the wall to rest on) Compress your filling mass using a soil vibrator.
Level a bed with a finer gravel material ( chips 2-4 ), approx. 3 cm thick layer. Place the first layer of masonry in the excavated trench. On sloping ground, place the first stone at the lowest level. In cases where a drainage pipe is used, this must be placed behind
the lowest blocks with an even fall so that the water is directed away from the wall. To prevent the drainage pipe from becoming clogged, a strip of fiber cloth is placed before the next filling layer is added. Fill in an approx. 15 cm deep drainage layer of macadam 8-16 mm behind the wall. Check that the first shift is flat, or slightly inclined towards the slope. This is to have a margin when the masses behind are packed. For filling behind the drainage layer, the same material can be used as for the foundation, crushed stone 0-32 or equivalent. Compact the underlying material with a light soil vibrator and drive carefully and not too close to the wall. If you drive too hard and close, there is always the risk of changing position on the bedrock.
Continue with the next masonry shift and mount the stones in half-joints. Glue your bricks together with concrete glue and continue to backfill with crushed rock and the draining layer of macadam. Repeat the turns with the soil vibrator, making sure the backfill is properly compacted.
If you want to finish with soil and lawn or mulch soil behind the top stone of your wall, we recommend that you fold up fiber cloth also behind your top layer of brick and cover the soil behind the stone. This is to avoid moisture migration and discoloration of the soil in the top layer of wall.
Brick Modern recommended heights:
Vertical retaining wall mounted with concrete glue: 42cm above ground (3 shifts)
Inclined retaining wall mounted with concrete glue: 56cm above ground (4 shifts)
* In some cases, a geogrid can be used to strengthen the construction of the wall and thus also enable a slightly higher construction of the wall. In these cases, the geonet is placed between the stone shifts and glued in place using the concrete glue. The geonet is then rolled out over the packed surface behind the wall and embedded in the masses when the next course is assembled. We recommend that geonets are used at every stone shift in the retaining wall in this type of construction and that you contact us for advice on your wall construction and height.
If you want a Modern shaped brick for a higher construction and retaining wall, we recommend our stylish retaining wall Solliden instead. Where construction with slope, locking plug and geonet can lead you all the way up to 150cm. This wall gives you the opportunity to choose between a Smooth and Cracked front surface.