Wednesday, July 5, 2017
How to examine brickwork in a wall
After completion of brickworks, it is required to examine the brickworks with the following four steps:
These examination works should be initiated while each course is placed and in this order to certify that the previous checks remain unaffected.
Demarcate a piece of timber with marks similar to gaping of one brick height as well as the density of the bed joint (generally a total of 75cm).
Level: To maintain the exact level of the course, apply a spirit level. As the corner bricks are arranged to the proper height, so any modification is made by accomodating the bricks in from the corner. Bricks are not developed with very tight tolerances. Therefore, just level the portions of the bricks which connect the base of the spirit level.
Plumb: Verify that the wall face is vertical with the use of a spirit level, tap the brick over the wall as required to modify the brick as per requirement. It should not be done for both sides of the wall, select one side as 'the face' and just plumb that side. Perform it along the wall, placing the points roughly just under the length of the spirit level.