Flemish Bond – Brick Masonry

Flemish Bond - Types of Flemish Bond In Flemish bond, each course consists of alternate headers and stretchers. The alternate headers of each course are...

English Bond – Brick Masonry

English Bond English bond consists of alternate course of headers and stretches. In this English bond arrangement, vertical joints in the header courses come over...

Compressive / Crushing Strength of Bricks

Compressive /Crushing Strength of Bricks Compressive /Crushing strength of  bricks (Indian Made) are very variable, and may vary from 30 kg/sq. cm to 150 kg/sq....

Brick Ballast

Brick Ballast Brick ballast is made of first class well burnt or slightly over-burnt brick-bats to 40 mm gauge for foundations and floor concrete and...

Classification of Bricks

Classification of Bricks The classification of bricks is as follows: (i) unburnt or sun-dried bricks; and (ii) burnt bricks. The unburnt or sun-dried bricks are...

Surkhi

Surkhi Surkhi is called as Trass, or brick-dust in England. Surkhi is used as a substitute for sand for concrete and mortar, and has almost the...

Fire Bricks

Fire Bricks Fire bricks are made of fire-clay or refractory clay, burnt at a high temperature in special kilns. Fire bricks are generally of a...

Test for Bricks

Test for Bricks A brick is generally subjected to the following tests to find for the construction work, (1) Absorption (2) Crushing strength (3) Hardness (4) Presence of...

Efflorescence in Brick Work

Efflorescence in Brick Work When soluble salts are present in huge quantities in the bricks or in the mortar, they absorb moisture from air or...