Place smooth against smooth sides
Makes a 22"x 22" Column

How-To 22”X 22” Columns

 Build a Base of Crushed stone in accordance with the information provided in the Maytrx Brochure or on the web at maytrx.com, dig to virgin soil and use either compacted aggregate or poured concrete footings. Have the footings at least 4 inches wider than the column or wall on all sides. Normally, 8 inches highly compacted aggregate, in 4 inch lifts or less is an adequate base for a standard Cambridge Column Kit that are 4’ high. Note: These designs are a guide only, a licensed professional should be consulted for freeze thaw and load requirements of your particular project. The Cambridge Column Kit provides everything needed for a 4’ high Column with enough material to place one course below ground. If the columns are to be lighted make provisions for conduit pipe or wire according to local building code at this time.

 Place the stones as illustrated above in “First Course” using a square and level to insure the first course is level, plum and square. Once the first course is complete, each subsequent course will be laid alternating the pattern of “First Course” and Second Course”. Use a level inside the column in the hole formed for wire access to check for plum.  The Cambridge Column Kit includes 9 sets (courses) of 6” stones that will produce a 4’ column and burry one course in the ground for stability. It is suggested SRW pavingstone adhesive be used on edges where  the stones meet, be careful not to allow adhesive to be viewed from the face of the stone.

 If your project requires columns higher than 4’ purchase additional Column kits. The Kit includes 36 pieces (8 pieces per ft of 22”x 22” Column). Cambridge Column Block are not normally compatible in a wall with Maytrx 6” double sided Block but may be used as a column in or at the end of a wall.

WARNING: Retaining Walls over 3o” require the services of a Licensed Engineer Please  read the basic Installation directions at maytrx.com.

 

Smooth  Finish

Textured  Finish

FIRST COURSE

SECOND COURSE

 Once the first course is complete, each subsequent course will be laid alternating the pattern of “First Course” and Second Course”.

Stand-Alone Column Kit (Pier)

Compacted Soil

Compacted or undisturbed subgrade

Highly Compacted  Course Aggregate

Maytrx Column Kit

Cambridge Column Cap and Top (optional)

HOW - TO
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