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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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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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