HOW TO SUPERVISE BRICK MASONRY CONSTRUCTION ON SITE?

The following points should be kept in mind while supervising brick work.

  1. Before using bricks in construction it should be Checked for its physical properties (eg strength, dimension, water absorption etc.).
  2. bricks must be in harmony Designer’s Specification,
  3. Before using bricks in construction, it should be soaked in water For a sufficient time so that the water can penetrate the entire depth of the brick.
  4. After the soaking period is over, the bricks should be removed from the water and allowed to form surface dry, before use in construction.
  5. always laid its bricks frog upstairs,
  6. The mortar should completely cover the bed and the sides of the bricks.
  7. While laying bricks on mortar bed, it should be pressed slightly into the mortar bed to ensure Good bonding and uniform joint thickness,
  8. Bricks should also be pressed sideways during laying, so that the vertical joints have a uniform thickness.
  9. All joints in brick masonry should be filled with mortar in such a way that no cavity left in the middle.
  10. Brick construction should start from its end or corners and should be done in a perfectly lined up.
  11. Brick work should be completely level.
  12. Examine the vertical faces of a brickwork by means of a plumb bob and inclined surfaces through wooden templates.
  13. Brick bonds as suggested by the designer should be adopted.
  14. try to use as far as possible less number of brick bats,
  15. Mortar of required consistency should be used.
  16. The amount of mortar per use should be so prepared that it can be used within 30 minutes. no mortar Should not be used older than 30 minutes,
  17. If a cross wall is to be installed later, Steps or make teeth or Holiday must be provided during construction.
  18. At the top of the plinth, window sill, floor level, roof level and parapet wall, the brick course should be laid with bricks on the side.
  19. Hold Fast for wrought iron fixtures such as doors and windows etc. should be embedded in cement mortar or cement concrete.
  20. If the face of the wall is to be plastered, All joints must be raked At least to a depth of 10 to 15 mm. This raking is done when the mortar is in green condition.
  21. If the wall surface is not to be plastered, the joints in the wall surface should not be rubbed at all.
  22. Feather Every 30 meters to 45 meters of wall length, give expansion joints of about 18mm to 25mm
  23. After the construction of brick masonry, it should be Are you ok properly for the duration of 1 to 2 weeks,

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Er. Mukesh Kumar

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Er. Mukesh Kumar is Editor in Chief and Co-Funder at ProCivilEngineer.com Civil Engineering Website. Mukesh Kumar is a Bachelor in Civil Engineering From MIT. He has work experience in Highway Construction, Bridge Construction, Railway Steel Girder work, Under box culvert construction, Retaining wall construction. He was a lecturer in a Engineering college for more than 6 years.