Fremont Brick Masonry
Brick masonry involves highly durable construction by joining individual blocks of bricks with mortar. Bricks are made from good quality of clay molded in wooden or metal boxes. Brick masonry constructs a solid structure that could withstand exerted loads. Depending upon the purpose for which they are to be used, there are different kinds of bricks.
Similarly, the types of mortar vary according to the size and shape of the bricks. Mortar is the adhesive material that holds the bricks together. Therefore, special attention is given while preparing the mortar. We at Fremont Concrete Pros give first priority to this aspect.
Types of Brick Masonry Work
Brick Work in Mud
Mud Mortar of thickness 12mm is used for joining the bricks. It is the cheapest of all brick masonry and can be used for making any structure to the maximum height of 4 meter
Brick Work in Cement
The bricks are laid on cement mortar. This is further categorized as below
- Class I uses a lime mortar of 10mm thick. The edges and surface of the bricks are sharp.
- Class II uses ground molded bricks having a rough and irregular shape and mortar thickness of 12 mm
- Class III is meant for a temporary purpose. The bricks are not hard and are of distorted sizes.
Types of Bricks
- Common kiln-burnt clay bricks
- Fly ash clay bricks
- Concrete bricks
- Engineering bricks
- Sand lime bricks made of calcium silicate.
- Other types include channel, bullnose, hollow bricks, coping, and cownose bricks.
- Measuring Tape (5M)
- Hose, theodolite, and level
- Trowel Level
Brick Masonry Preparation
Ground-level is checked by theodolite, and the layout of the structure is set. The building axis is traced with gypsum powder. And the trenches for the foundation are marked. Then, the foundation wall is installed and cured for a minimum of two days before starting the brick masonry work. Bricks are made to wet for few hours, so that adherence of bricks is improved.
Supervision of Brick Masonry Constructions
We at Fremont Concrete Pros have strict instructions to our site supervisor for ensuring the following at the brick masonry constructions.
- Use of quality and types of bricks suitable for the desired structure
- Scrutinize that the courses of bricks are perfectly horizontal
- Use the plum-bob frequently at every next stage of the bricklayer so as to confirm the verticality of the wall.
- Leave the work with a toothed end at the close of the day’s work. This facilitates putting the new layer of brick at the starting of the next day’s work.
- Not to raise more than 1.5 meters of the wall in one day.
- Brick masonry must be cured regularly for two weeks
- The thickness of the mortar joints must be 10 mm, both for vertical and horizontal joints.
We at Fremont Concrete Pros strictly adhere to all that is ideally prescribed for Brick Masonry. If you are indeed conscious of having quality brick masonry, call us at (510) 683-5860.