My husband and I are purchasing a home with several acres to build a horse farm. The house is great but we will be building barns from the ground up. A poured cement aisle, and stall floors that are layered gravel topped with lime and then rubber mats, are a few things decided. When looking at several options for the barn stall walls I am pretty well decided on using cinder block for many reasons: strength to stand up to horses, insulation built in, and relatively cheap to buy. My husband is headed to Iraq, and most of my family is a good 3 hours away so I would be trying to do most of the work by myself, but I would like to put the walls up myself. My dad doesn't think it is something I should even attempt but I see big $$$ in paying somebody else. I guess my questions would be
1. is it really that hard, or would I be able to manage it after plenty of research and some practice?
2. if possible any advice on the best way to start and finish and everything in between
Also open to other suggestions for any of the barn if you have any!!
In doing some extra research I found a page about surface bonding cement (SBC) is this anything that you may have heard of? Does it really work as well as they say? http://www.thenaturalhome.com/drystackblock.htm
That is the site I was reading it on.