In this article, we will discuss the brick masonry and bonds type? Further you will learn about the Marvel building & masonry supply?
What is brick masonry/masonry brick?
The art/phenomenon of jointing bricks in proper way to construct a solid wall, which can bear/withhold load acting upon it, without causing any rupture to its structure is called brick masonry.
What is Frederick brick masonry works?
Frederick is the leading supplier and retailer of construction materials such as bricks, blocks, steel and pavers etc. It was establish back in 1891, since it is serving to homeowners and contractors.
Frederick is a building material suppliers and has excellent customer service for 125+ years. Frederick best product was the “Frederick Red” a dark brick although they are not supplying the brick anymore but the others selection of bricks.
How to do brick masonry work?
Brick masonry is needs expertise & experience. During masonry principle of masonry and joint must be consider, otherwise the masonry will be weak and couldn’t be able to bear the load. A brick masonry could failed due to cracks in vertical and horizontal joints. It is because of poor cement mortar ratio, dry brick laying and insufficient curing of masonry.
Selection of bricks for masonry:
Selection of bricks is should be according to nature of construction projects. Whatever the selection but brick should be strong enough. Their colour and shape should be constant & proper. Their edges must be sharp.
The brick should be clean & plain. Shouldn’t have any crack on them. The compressive strength of A class brick is 105 kg/cm2 (1493 psi). To check the quality of bricks? Collide/bump two bricks and the produced sound will be like melodious bell. Brick shouldn’t absorb more than 20% water to its weight while soaking it for 24 hours.
Stacking of bricks before masonry work:
Make a stacking of brick in proper manners near the construction place. Make sure while stacking and using the edges of bricks shouldn’t damage.
Soaking of bricks before masonry:
Bricks are soaked in water before 8 hours of their use. For soaking put them in to water tub or shower it very so often. Get them out of water before 30 minutes of use, so its surface can dry.
What is the purpose of brick soaking?
- To prevent Bricks from absorbing water content from mortar.
- It help to lay mortar with ease.
- Wet bricks make better joint with mortar.
- It cleans the bricks surface & remove the dust on it.
Preparation of mortar for brick work:
Prepare the mortar quantity with masonry work, which can be use in 30 minutes. In case of hydraulic lime the quantity should be prepare, which can be finish in 2 hours.
If anyhow the cement mortar can’t be use in 30 minutes and starts setting, it shouldn’t be use with adding extra water and mixing again in anyway. Mortar ratio use for brick masonry is (1:4 to 1:6) but 1:6 is standard ratio. What is unit weight of cement mortar? Unit weight of cement mortar is 2000 kg/m3.
For smaller projects mortar preparation is done with hands (a project where 1 or 2 masons are working on), while for big projects where number of masons work together, preparation is should be with mixer machine.
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Laying of bricks:
Brick masonry is done in a sequence. This sequence of brick laying is called bond. There’s different bond in brick masonry, but if there isn’t any specific bond mentioned then English bond should be use.
Check verticality & horizontality of brick wall/column very so often. Wall/column should be straight. The horizontal & vertical joints between bricks shouldn’t be in continuous way nor on the top of bottom joint. Masonry should be start from the corner. Masonry height shouldn’t exceed from 1.5 meter (5 feet) in a single day in anyway.
How many bricks are there in 100 cubic feet? There’s 1350 bricks in 100 cubic feet. How many bricks are there in 1 cubic meter? There’s 500 bricks in 1 cubic meter.
Curing of brick masonry work:
There must be proper arrangement to protect fresh masonry from rain & hot weather. Masonry should be cure for at least 7 days.
Advantages of brick masonry work:
The use of bricks is consider suitable for construction work as compare to block or stone masonry, because it has more characteristics than other materials. Some of the properties of brick are follows.
- They have same size.
- While doing masonry, the mason has good grip for bricks.
- It cost less as compare to other materials.
- Locally available.
- Strong masonry because of better brick joints.
- It gives fascinated look to masonry.
- Bricks are strong and durable.
- For special work there are special bricks available.
- To bear the high temperature, fire bricks are available.
- For a shine surface, there are glazed bricks are available.
- It is also use for slab and floor construction.
Types of brick masonry bond?
There’re different types of bond in brick masonry.
Stretcher bond is used in half brick masonry, which is 4.5 inch (10 cm) wall. In this type, stretcher of bricks are on the front side of wall. There is to put a half brick bat at the start in all alternative layer to prevent the continuity of vertical joints.
Header bond is used in 9 inch (20cm) wall, which is made with a full brick. Only the headers of bricks are shown on front side of wall. In start of the layer a 3/4 piece of brick is use to prevent the continuity of vertical joints.
This is the strongest bond. This bond is used in 9 inch (20cm) wall. In this bond one layer is stretcher and the other is header and vice versa. This is the mostly use bond world wide.
If you wonder which bond should use in masonry? As English bond is strongest bond so it should be used in masonry work.
Flemish bond is used in 9 inch (20 cm) or more thicker wall. In this bond both the stretchers and headers is use in a single layer, you can see it from the front side of wall.
Marvel building & masonry supply:
The Marvel building & masonry supply is the building material and masonry services providing company. Marvel masonry was establish back in 1958 and serving the Arizona region. In 2002, Border construction specialist acquired the company and now its serving in Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado etc.
Marvel masonry is serving residential and commercial projects owner since 1958. They supply best quality of products e.g. rebars, bricks, block, bulk material, pool deck products, lightening, masonry tools and equipment, stones, pavers, fiber cement etc. Marvel masonry is own by Border construction company.
What is masonry brush?
Masinry brush is a long natural bristles brush use to paint the brick work. It has sizes of 3″,4″, 5″, 6″, 7″. Use steel wire bristles brush on surface to remove the excess of mortar and to clean the brick wall while masonry work.
Masonry depot is building material supplier company base in New York. It was establish back in 1994 and now serving in New Rochelle, Yonkers, and in Congers. Masonry depot is supplying masonry tools & accessories , cleaner & sealer, plastering & drywall, insulation, glass block, fireplace etc.
Southampton masonry is tile & masonry supplying company based in New York. It was establish back in 1976 and from 4 decades it is serving the homeowners and contractors. Southampton products range include mosaic tile, wall tile, stone tile, wood tile, bricks, drainage products, veneer, stones, gravel, tread etc.
Anderson masonry is one of the largest masonry construction company in USA. It was establish back in 1947 and serving in California, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon and Dakota. Anderson is working since 70+ years and their projects include American bank, Carroll college etc.
Cornerstone masonry is a material and product installation company. It has done various residential and commercial projects since 25 years. Cornerstone is based in Washington from past 30 years and serving in chimmney restoration, fireplace system instalation, brick wall repair, retaining wall etc.