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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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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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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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Bricklaying tools for beginners.

Bricklaying tools for beginners.

You always hear people say “You need the right tools for the job.”, and they are right. With the right tools any job will become easier. Before you begin your project you will need some basic tools. The tools may vary when you are preforming different types of jobs, but in most cases you will see the tools that are listed below when building brick walls. Let’s begin with looking at the most common tool for brick builders. The Trowel…

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