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Category : Brick Masonry

Brick masonry is used for construction of buildings and other structures by using brick stone, stone blocks, brick blocks with different types of masonry.

Sequence of Work in Building Construction

The sequence of work to be followed in the construction of a building is the at most important procedures of construction. The major sequences of construction are marking, excavation, concreting, brick masonry, roof laying, flooring and finishing.In this article we ...

Brick Masonry Definition, Types, and Construction

Brick Masonry Definition Brick masonry is a highly durable form of construction. It is built by placing bricks in mortar in a systematic manner to construct solid mass that withstand exerted loads. There are several types of bricks and number of ...

Sandcrete Block Manufacturing and Testing

Sandcrete blocks and bricks are masonry units manufactured from a mixture of cement, sand and water, and it plays a crucial role in the building construction. Sandcrete blocks are largely used for load bearing and non-load bearing walls and foundations.Production ...

Various Codes for Construction Material Testing

Various standard codes for testing of construction materials are specified by ASTM international, Eurocodes, IS Codes, BS Codes, etc. These codes specifies testing procedure and methods for concrete, masonry, aggregates, steel, soil and other building materials.Codes and standards are living ...

Types of Brick Mortar Joints in Masonry Construction

The brick mortar joints form the space between the bricks blocks which are filled by mortar or a grout mixture. The type of mortar joint chosen in the masonry construction will govern the overall aesthetics of the surface, if there ...

Efflorescence and its Treatment in Concrete and Brick Masonry

Efflorescence is a deposit of water soluble salts formed on the surface of concrete and brick masonry due to movement of water through pores. When water gets evaporated, efflorescence is formed as the dissolved salts gets deposited on the surface.This ...

Common Site Problems During Masonry Construction

Masonry structure is easy to design and construct, but various site issues may occur such as incorrect mix proportions, use of unauthorized admixtures, sulphate attack, freeze and thaw cycles and aesthetic failures. Common Site Problems During Masonry Construction 1. Incorrect Mix Proportions Incorrect ...