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Cement mortar and bindings

Cement mortar and bindings

Cement mortar The word cement is often used where we actually mean grout or mortar. Cement is a raw material which is mixed with water and other materials (e.g., sand, lime and possibly gravel). After the cement is processed it turns into masonry mortar, grout, mortar or concrete. For bricklaying or filling joints it’s not the actual cement you use, but the processed mortar product in which cement is used. This article also describes how to make mortar, and then how to waterproof the…

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Different brick types on the market

Different brick types on the market

Different brick types It used to be customary to classify brick types according to the region of origin. This method of classifying is basically obsolete, since the brickyards in all regions are subject to the same production standards. It is better to classify the brick products according to their types. Solid bricks The “full brick” is a brick with a perforation volume rate of less than 15%. A stone with a pair of perforations is thus not necessarily to be regarded…

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Top 10 reasons why to become a Bricklayer

Top 10 reasons why to become a Bricklayer

Top 10 reasons why to become a Bricklayer There are many reasons why you should think about a career in the bricklaying industry. Take a look at the top 5 reasons why you should become a bricklayer: Reason 1: Working outdoors! Forget about being trapped in an office and being stuck with people getting sick and spreading it around the office floor. As a bricklayer you can work outside and join the scenery of different locations every time you start…

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Bricklaying tutorial – Building your first wall

Bricklaying tutorial – Building your first wall

This tutorial will help you building your first wall and understand the basic principals of bricklaying. Make sure you have all the necessary tools at your work site, as described on this page. First of all place some mortar on your spot board. Then take your trowel and roll the mortar onto the trowel. This makes it easier to spread the mortar on your wall. Once your mortar is on the wall. You need to ‘key’ your bed joint by using…

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Brick wall finishing touches and helpful tips!

Brick wall finishing touches and helpful tips!

I’m going to give you some information and helpful tips about bricklaying finishing touches to the brickwork when you are finishing building your brick wall. Basically on any bricklaying or any building that you’re doing you need to make sure that all your perp’s and bed joints are full. This ensures a good and solid construction and gives it maximum life. If they are not full, weather could get inside and if it’s part of a house or garage you…

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