brick. Friday , December 22nd , 2017 - 09:10:07 AM
Besides durability, brick has some other characteristics which have made it a favorite for thousands of years. It is low maintenance and is visually appealing, and also acts as a great insulator (especially against noise.) It is a good choice for green construction.
My neighbor spent well over $200,000 to add a beautiful addition to her traditional brick veneer Cape Cod home. But when the masonry contractor put up the brick he failed to even come close to matching the color of the mortar to the original part of the house. Even worse the new bright white mortar clashes with both the new brick and the old. The house now has a garish and jarring appearance and the cost of repair is prohibitive.
The next step in the process is to get your mortar mixed and start laying brick. You need to first build your leads, you do this by laying 5 brick out in a row and be sure that they are on bond, level and straight and with about 5/8 of an inch gap between the wall and the brick. Then proceed to the next course, this time start with a half brick at the beginning and lay he brick out till you are left with a half of a brick stepped out on the course below, continue this process till you cant step up any more and then repeat the process at the opposite end of the wall over again.
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