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  • Question about building walls with a concrete block base

    Hey guys, I am new here. I am a hardcore DIYer. Right now, I am building a poolhouse. It is 35' foot wide and 7' deep. There are 2 interior walls that divide the 35' width into 3 sections.

    The concrete is 6-8" thick under it and there is a 1.5-2' footing around the perimeter that is 50 years old.

    I had a mountain of pavers at my place, and I wanted to put them at the base of the poolhouse. I have enough to go a couple feet high around the base of the poolhouse

    So, the base of my poolhouse is made of concrete blocks. The concrete blocks are the 8x6x16 size and I stacked them with mortar 2 rows high. I will later add a 6-8' stud tall wall on top of this. But first:

    I have added a 12" J Bolt every 3' to the blocks and set them in mortar to bolt the wall base to it. I also added one stick of rebar half way between each J Bolt and filled completely with mortar.

    This leaves pretty much every other hole filled and rebared.

    Is this enough? Or, do I need to do EVERY hole? Also, I did not drill any rebar into the slab. Should I get a long bit and do this?

    When is enough enough?

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    Re: Question about building walls with a concrete block base

    You have enough now. Start framing up your walls.

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