Case Study - Building a Brick Pillar
Before and After
Create a footing
Build a pillar.
Attach an iron fence to it.
Several inches deep, made of concrete with gravel.
Much wider and longer than the pillar's footprint.
A gas line is located at one end of the footing.
There is a clean-out pipe for the house`s drain located below grade beside the pillar. We used wood to protect it from the footing.
The 2x4 holds the pillar's wood form in a relative position to the wall, as a fence needs to connect later.
This pillar must match another in style and size.
So every row has three cut bricks to match the other.