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WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES OF GOOD BRICK WORK

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WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES OF GOOD BRICK WORK



A good brick should possess the following properties:
  •    The brick should be uniform in shape & should be of standard size.
  •    The brick when broken should show a uniform compact & homogeneous structure free from voids.
  •  The brick should not absorb water more than 20% for first class brick, 22% for second class brick when soaked in cold water for a period of 24 hours.
  • The brick should be hard enough. No impression should be left when scratched.
  • The brick should not break into pieces when dropped from a height of 1m.
  • The brick when soaked in water for 24 hours should not show deposit of white salts when allowed to dry in shade.
  • The brick should have low thermal conductivity & should be sound proof.
  • The crushing strength of brick should not be below 5.5 N/mm2.
  • The brick should be table molded, well burnt and free from cracks with sharp and square edges.
  • The color should be uniform and bright.
  • The brick should give a good metallic sound when struck with each other.

Concrete blocks, hollow blocks & bricks made of various materials like fly ash are being used successfully as substitutes.

I hope that this article will help you understand WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES OF GOOD BRICK WORK.
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