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Cleaning brickwork

Cleaning brickwork

Cleaning brickwork – How to start and how it’s done professionally. Getting your bricks clean and shinny again can be a tough and time consuming, or a costly investment. Before you start make sure to dig into this article for some helpful tips and advice. The first thing that comes up in mind is probably to grab the highest pressure water canon you can find to start fighting the dirt, algae and moss. But be carefully! Depending on your type…

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Bricklaying Robot SAM!

Bricklaying Robot SAM!

  Meet Bricklaying Robot SAM 100   Have a look at the at a new bricklaying robot called SAM. It’s amazing what robotics can do and how they can make the live of bricklayers easier! SAM stands for Semi Automated Mason and it’s been developed by Construction Robotics, a small business funded by the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research program. Bricklaying Robot SAM works together with the bricklayers in order to help them install bricks. It can lay about 700…

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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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