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Frank Biganski

02:00AM | 02/07/99
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I'm blocking in my small garage opening, turing my garage into an office. Do I just block it in as usual? I was thinking that I might want to drill holes into the existing poured cement sides, and place in short pieces of rebar - jutting out into the new cement blocks - cementing the rebar into portions of the cement block. A little extra work - sure, but I basically want to make this brick wall as strong as possible. I live in West Palm Beach, Florida, and I'm sure you can understand my reasoning. Thanks! Frank

DR HOME

01:32PM | 02/08/99
Rebar will work, but it is not a professional way of doing masonary work. It will always look like it was added and the mortar seam may crack in time. You should remove every other block up the wall and continue filling in as the original was done. Just my opinion.
West Palm is no worse than a lot of other areas.
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