Summary: Foundations for a building or garden wall: Marking out, excavating and laying strip footings.
Before you can start laying bricks (see Building a brick wall), you will need to dig foundations for the wall. These consist of trenches filled with concrete and are called strip footings. The depth of foundations required depends upon the wall height and soil type. To build a wall higher than 1.2m (4ft) you must seek professional advice.
Once you have dug the trench you will need to lay the concrete footing.
Knock stakes into the trench at 1m-2m (3ft-6ft) intervals.
Shovel the concrete into the trench up to the top of the stakes and smooth the surface.
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