The exterior of the house is important not only in terms of aesthetic appearance. It is a very important element in terms of functionality:
Exterior finishes The modern market offers a great variety, representing a huge range of finishing materials, and, nevertheless, many prefer the methods of exterior finishes that have proven themselves for a long time. Brick cladding of houses today is one of the most convenient and reliable options. Consider the features, advantages and disadvantages of finishing the house facing brick.
It is quite logical that when thinking about how to lay a house facing brick, initially it is worth choosing material. Today, facing and clinker bricks are offered for exterior cladding.
Before listing the selection criteria, the specifics of the production of clinker should be disclosed. It is made of refractory clay at high temperature, due to which there are no voids in the products. This makes the brick impervious to moisture, and, accordingly, frost resistant. Also, such a brick has optimum noise and thermal insulation characteristics; when facing with clinker brick, the formation of efflorescence on the walls is practically excluded. In addition, the clinker brick will last for a long time without any special care.
The production technology of facing bricks is practically no different from the technology of manufacturing clinker bricks. Quality characteristics are also not much different. Among the only differences can be called perhaps the cost, facing brick in this regard more economical.
The building is lined with brick
So, now let's talk about what to pay attention when choosing a brick.
After inspecting a brick and seeing chips and cracks on it, and also finding roughness to the touch, you can immediately say that such a brick was made with a violation of the production technology, respectively, its quality is questionable. The next thing you should pay attention to is color, it should be uniform and uniform, without inclusions, spots and stains.
Let's start with today, three technologies of facing brick are used:
The first row of facing bricks
Answering the question, we turn to the main stages of work:
Beginning of the masonry from the corner
Brick laying should start from the corner of the house. Laying out at least 5-6 rows, you need to pull the cord on which you want to continue laying.
It is recommended to dilute the solution for work in small portions, and stir it regularly during use.
Brick finishing process
It is very important that the seams are the same size. This can be achieved with the help of the old proven method: a square iron rod, measuring 10 by 10, put on the edge of a brick, then lay out the solution just above the twig, putting the next brick, hitting it with the trowel handle until it joins the rod.
It should also be remembered that the laying should be fixed to the wall, for this purpose, use a 6k-dowel. It is hammered into the wall, and the wire is attached to it in the width of a brick. At the same time, the wire should not stick over the masonry. The height of the dowel with wire fastened every 4 rows, in increments of 50-60 cm.
Gap between wall and masonry
It is recommended to lay out the openings of windows and doors by poking - with a column of one brick. If desired, you can use bricks of a different color and expand the seam. After the laying is completed, it is necessary to wipe the seams: they are filled with mortar and rubbed with a round iron rod.
In the process of work, the bricks stained with mortar should be cleaned with a dry cloth.
The space between the wall and the brickwork is not recommended to be completely filled with mortar for better sound and heat insulation, it is better to always leave a gap.
You will receive detailed instructions on the laying of facing bricks by watching the video below: