Have you ever wanted to build your home or your yard with a brick wall, and don’t know where to begin? I will go over all the materials you need and how to create a brick wall and complete your project in today’s discussion.Feel free to visit their website at Masonry Brick Contractors for more details.
If you have selected your idea, you have to find out how many bricks you will need. There are two different standard brick styles used for most work, many more, but modular brick and over-sized or jumbo brick are the most common. Your wall length and height must be calculated to decide how many you need. If you are using modular, after you have calculated your dimensions, take your square foot times seven and this will give you how many bricks you need. If you’re using Jumbo’s, take five and a half times your square foot. So if your wall is 100 sq ft, you would need 700 modular bricks and you would need 550 bricks if you were using Jumbo’s. Also, calculate around a 5% scrap rate for cut bricks that you will need on top of your count.
You need to have all your equipment collected once you get your brick worked out. You’re going to need a trowel of masons, tuck pointer, striking iron, brush of masons, hammer of mason, brick chisel, line of masons, line blocks, line trigs, line bars, wheel barrow, mortar boards, and cement mixer, and if you have a lot of cuts to make, maybe a mason saw.
Then with your brick and mortar blocks, have your work area set up. Place the brick back from your wall about three feet and a mortar board about every four feet apart with the brick in between them. Next, check your brick bond. This is a very critical phase in the setup of the brick wall. Place one row of brick on your footer or brick ledge that is equally spaced between each brick unit with a 3/8- or 1/2-inch gap.