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WHAT ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MASONRY WALLS

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WHAT ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MASONRY WALLS

LOAD BEARING WALL:


  • Constructed with stones or bricks or concrete blocks.
  • Transfer loads from the roof to the foundation.
  • It is more economical than framed structure.
  • Thickness is based on the quantity of load from roof it has to bear.

REINFORCED MASONRY WALL:


  • It can be load bearing wall or non-load bearing wall.
  • To withstand tension forces & heavy compressive loads.
  • Easily cracks and failure under heavy compressive loads and during earthquakes.
  • Cracks can also develop due to earth pressure or differential settlement of foundation.
  • Reinforcement in walls are at required intervals both horizontally and vertically is used.

HOLLOW MASONRY WALL:


  • Used to prevent moisture reaching the interior of the building by providing hollow space between outside and inside face of the wall. 
  • Helps in temperature control inside the building from outside wall.
  • The water are drained through the weep holes to the exterior of the building.

COMPOSITE MASONRY WALL:


  • Constructed with two or more units such as stones or bricks and hollow bricks. 
  • Better appearance with economy.
  • Two wythes of masonry units are constructed bonding with each other.
  • These wythes are interconnected either by horizontal joint reinforcement or by using steel ties.

POST-TENSIONED MASONRY WALL:


  • To strengthen the masonry walls against the forces that may induce tension in the wall.
  • Constructed from the foundation level and post-tensioning rods are anchored into the foundation.
  • These rods are tensioned and anchored on the steel place at the top of the wall.





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