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...

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...

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...

Types of Brick Bonds

Types of Brick Bonds Some of the different types of brick bonds are, 1. English bond, 2. Flemish bond, 3. Stretching bond, 4. Heading bond, 5. Garden wall bond, 6. Facing...

Reinforced Brick Masonry

Reinforced Brick Masonry Brick work strengthened by introduction of mild steel flats, hoop iron, expanded mesh or bars is termed as reinforced brick masonry. This...

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...

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...

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...