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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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Making brick joints in your wall – 5 steps guide

Making brick joints in your wall – 5 steps guide

Brick joints- Step 1 Never start with adding brick joints too early. This is in fact the cause of the whitening of walls. After two weeks the mortar has hardened and the joints can be attached. First the wall and joints should be properly cleaned. So any grout residue must be removed and the wall can further be cleaned with water and a brush. This ensures water tight as well as a good adhesion of the joints. Brick joints – Step 2…

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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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Bricklaying robot – The future of bricklaying?

Bricklaying robot – The future of bricklaying?

The bricklaying robot is getting better and faster each year, but so are humans. Who is better and who is faster, and for how long? Are the bricklaying machines about to win from humans and is the bricklayer a craftsmanship in demise? Bricklaying has developed over the centuries into a true art, which made building and growth of our civilization possible. But all around us the rise of robots is increasing rapidly. The fastest bricklayers of the world can place a staggering…

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