Building a Wall with QUIKWALL

[gpslideshow post_id=”36981″ exclude=”36994″ caption=”on”]

Sponsored message from

Watch this step-by-step slideshow to find out how to build a dry-stacked, concrete block wall using QUIKWALL. When working with cement-based products, always wear eye protection and waterproof gloves.

  • Step 1: Begin with the construction of a footing slab. Once the footing has cured, dry-lay the first block row on top of the footing and chalk mark the block positions using a level and mason’s line for accuracy.
  • Step 2: Remove the blocks and apply a 1/2-inch-thick bed of prepared surface bonding cement on the footing to bond the first course to the footing and correct any irregularities.
  • Step 3: Place the first row, embedding the block to the mortar bed, to a final thickness of about 3/8-inch. Remove any excess material.
  • Step 4: Check the alignment and level after positioning every three to four blocks.
  • Step 5: Continue this process by dry stacking the remaining blocks in a running bond pattern to the desired height.
  • Step 6: Add a cap block to the top course of block. For additional strength, fill the cavities with QUIKRETE® Sand/Topping Mix or QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix.
  • Step 7: After dampening with a fine spray, apply a 1/8-inch-thick coating of surface bonding cement to the sides, top and exposed ends of the concrete block wall with a finishing trowel. Trowel to desired texture or finish.
  • Step 8: Moist cure the wall after eight hours by dampening with a fine spray. Repeat spraying several times daily for three days.

To find out more, visit


Please Leave a Comment

2 Comments on “Building a Wall with QUIKWALL”

You can follow comments to this article by subscribing to the RSS news feed with your favorite feed reader.

  • jude champion Says:
    March 4th, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    can quick crete quick wall be used to build new foundation walls for a one story house?

  • Scott Weber Says:
    May 9th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I am looking to build a sitting wall around my patio. Is it possible and safe to use surface bonding cement with concrete block to do this? I am worried that with kids it might not be very sturdy. Any suggestions?


We want to hear from you! In addition to posting comments on articles and videos, you can also send your comments and questions to us on our contact page or at (800) 946-4420. While we can't answer them all, we may use your question on our Today's Homeowner radio or TV show, or online at

 characters available

Building a Wall with QUIKWALL