The weather is turning good and my wife just changed my weekend project.
I need to lay some concrete block “wing walls”, by which I mean concrete walls that run parallel to my front steps and perpendicular to the concrete block porch walls.
The wing walls are 5 units high and 5 long. They are rock face CMUs I made with my 1911 Wizard block maker, if that makes any difference. These blocks will tooth into the porch walls which are the original rock face CMUs, into which I cut out alternating cavities so the wing walls can tie in.
My question is – should I use any kind of reinforcement either vertically or horizontally?
I guess I should mention that these walls are decorative, not structural. They’ll get a concrete cap put on in a few weeks. The only load they’ll take is my kids sitting on them.
Sorry if my terminology stinks, but I am no pro.