Posted 7/31/2020 07:51 (#8406616 - in reply to #8406022) Subject: RE: Concrete block fence
Kingdom of Callaway - Fulton, Mo 65251
farmer82 - 7/30/2020 21:28 I have a opportunity to get a bunch of one yard concrete blocks. I need to put up a lot fence up. I was thinking of digging a six inch deep trench and placing the blocks in it. Then smack anchoring uprights and putting continuous fence on top. Currently the lot is one third concrete and the rest dirt. Is it a good idea?
I have done it with good results. One thing that is nice is they are always reusable if your plans change. Another bonus is if you ever want concrete up against it, you have a ready made form. We drilled holes low down into the block wall for rebar to slide into for the floor.
I bought some equipment from a farmer that built a corral wall out of blocks, he spaced them about 6 inches apart on the bottom course, then laid them solid on the second. That let the water drain out if necessary. It made a nice wind break on the north side of the pens as well. Another guy I know did like you are thinking and anchored some pipe uprights to the blocks and ran cables and pipe for the top of the fence.
The main down side is the cost. You could build other types cheaper usually. But if you have some cheap blocks, or just want that type of wall, it has worked fine here.