How to Install a Cap on a Curved Retaining Wall

Constructing a retaining wall in the garden or around the landscape provides a variety of purposes. It effectively reinforces a practical function of keeping the soil in place as it allows the moisture to seep through the plants.

Adding pier caps not only prevent weeds from growing, it also adds a decorative appeal and a neat look to a garden. Wall caps add a stable support for the wall as they help to strengthen the overall structure. Installing one on curved retaining walls can prove to be very challenging as most of them are generally made of stone blocks.

Pire Caps - Wall CapsInstructions:

  • Set up a cap on one end of the wall. Make sure you center each piece on top. The cap may overhang the wall in some parts because of its curved design.
  • Using a Masonic tracing marker, carefully follow the profile of the wall into the cap. Run the tracing marker along the cap against the wall from both sides.
  • Now place the piece with its face down on the working table. Use a diamond blade wet saw. Ensure the marked or traced lines are now facing upward to face the blades. Line up each piece to prepare for cutting along the marked parts.
  • Wear protective mask, gloves, and goggles as you slowly cut along each measured piece.
  • If there are sharp edges, use a chisel and hammer to ease out the sharp edges and smooth out any corners. Follow it through until the desired curve and shape is achieved.
  • Try to place it on the wall and observe if it has perfectly suited the curve and wall specifications. If it fits well and suits properly, remove it again.
  • Apply thick beads of concrete block adhesive over the wall.
  • Put the cap back on the wall and wiggle it a bit as it is pushed down to make it bond and adhere safely to the adhesive. Repeat the process for each cap until the wall is completely done.

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