Can wire bed joint reinforcement be cut to reinforce curved concrete masonry walls?
There is no easy way to modify straight sections of truss- or ladder-type joint reinforcement so it will reinforce curved walls adequately. Prefabricated curved sections can be purchased, however, to accomplish this task. Curved walls also can be reinforced with curved sections of No. 9 or 3/16-inch wire, but individual wires will shift out of position more easily than prefabricated sections.