Concrete block work

Wall and partition wall bricklaying

Walls are a very important element of the house. They not only separate the premises from the outside, but also hold the weight of other structures. That is why  concrete block work work is very important. Properly bricked walls of the house will guarantee warmth, comfort, a good microclimate, and improperly – will become a hassle and additional costs. The problems that you may face if the brick laid wall is poor quality will not allow you to enjoy a comfortable life in an individual house, so we recommend entrusting concrete block work to bricklaying specialists.

And although partition walls are not as important as main walls, as they do not have specific requirements for load-bearing, external impact, bricklaying it also requires qualified knowledge. For example, there are special requirements for how to build partition walls in a two-, three-story house and why some of them need to be thicker. Individual solutions will be needed to achieve greater sound insulation.

Aerated concrete, expanded clay concrete, ceramic, silicate masonry or gypsum blocks are also suitable for building partition walls. What materials to use depends on the design and individual choice. It is worth knowing that heavier and denser building material provides better sound insulation.

However, one of the most important parameters when choosing the technologies and materials for bricklaying of an individual house is energy efficiency.

Why did bricklaying of blocks become popular and pushed a solid and reliable brick wall into second place?

The popularity of the blocks was determined by the fact that due to their size and lightness, they can be used to build walls faster, good thermal insulation properties. A person who is less familiar with this craft can build wall with blocks, with less risk of making mistakes. One block can replace 5 to 10, and sometimes more bricks. Special ridges made in the blocks are designed to connect them to each other simplifying the bricklaying process, no need to make vertical seams, less grout is used.

You can choose ceramic, silicate, aerated concrete, expanded clay concrete or other blocks, but it is necessary to evaluate all their properties, pros, cons, because their strength, thermal insulation properties, durability, moisture absorption, thermal resistance, etc. are significantly different. Questions for the specialist will help you choose the best option and the most reliable brick laid wall.

The properties of different types of blocks are very different, so evaluate not only their technical properties, but also whether they will help to meet your requirements for the brick laid wall and the house.

 Without considering everything and underestimating the features, you may face unexpected situations. Blocks are evaluated according to several parameters. One of them is moisture absorption. Experts say that walls made of aerated concrete or expanded clay concrete blocks are the warmest, but when wet, they do not dry as quickly.

Therefore, if you have already chosen one of these materials, in no way leave the brick laid walls uncovered and unprotected from rain in winter, protect them from moisture. The longevity of a house made of blocks is also affected by whether you immediately insulate it and finish the facade, which is especially important when choosing ceramic and aerated concrete blocks. When building the walls of a house, the strength and weight of the block are important, but this is more relevant for those who build houses higher than two storeys.

For bricklaying the walls and partition walls of the house with the help of qualified specialists of this craft will save time and money. Well, if you plan to do this work yourself, start with the decision: what blocks will you use? Make sure to estimate and calculate how much and what building materials you will need, how much they will cost. Find out what the cost of bricklaying with the selected materials prevails in the market and what advanced and professionally valued materials – dry mixes, glues – will help to ensure that the walls and partitions of your house are strong and durable.

Knowing the mistakes of building with blocks is useful in order to avoid them, and with consultation with professionals, the house in which you will live will be comfortable, warm and solid.

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