Ecostone fence provides an attractive and practical means of marking property boundaries or dividing sections into the garden or landscape. A properly built mortared stone fence serves as a lasting and stable landscape function. A solid foundation must be established to serve as a suitable and supportive base, and the fence must have well-placed bond stone and appropriate filling. When collecting or sorting stone, reserve the largest, heaviest stone to the first course, and save flat, large stones for the team capstone.
Excavate a ditch to foundation, or foot. The rigid character of this type of fence requires protection against frost heave, so the bottom of the foundation will expand below the line frost. The concrete foundation should be as deep as the fence is thick and extend about a foot in front and behind the fence. Create or find shapes to contain the poured concrete. A set of forms can be constructed using 3/4 inch plywood nailed to 2 x 4 studs. The forms should include from the bottom of the foundation about 3 inches above the top of the planned foundation.
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Oil forms with a lubricant specifically intended for concrete shapes or engine oil. Put shapes in the excavated run. Sew the forms together in each corner if necessary. Brace shapes in position using wooden stakes and 2x4s so that they are firmly in place and not buckle or shift when the concrete is poured.