How To Avoid Cracks In Brick Walls?
Bricks are considered as one of the most important materials that are used in the construction and housing industry. At the time of construction, working with bricks can be a little tricky and confusing as bricks need to be aligned in the proper way. Although, professional and experienced contractors have proper knowledge related to the alignment of the bricks but still there are some of the points that should be kept in mind in order to avoid cracks in brick walls.
Go through them and have a look!
- The bricks that are used at the time of construction of the brick wall should be embedded with a mortar. The mortar is relatively weaker if we compare it to the mix that is used for making the blocks. This is done so as to avoid the formation of cracks. Thus, a rick mortar should be used to make the wall too inflexible so that it could the limit the effects of brick movements due to temperature and moisture variations that could eventually result in the cracking of the bricks.
- If the construction of the wall is done using framed RCC structure, then there’s a possibility that erection of the wall shall be delayed until the framework has taken up as much as possible due to any deformation that occurred due to the load. If the wall is erected as soon as striking of the framework, then this could also lead to the cracks. Thus, construction should start after 2 weeks of removal of slab. Or it would lead to Brick wall crack repairs.
- The ceiling that is above the masonry wall may deflect as there are many loads that are applied after its erection, or maybe through thermal and other movements. Thus, the masonry wall should be made separated from the ceiling by a gap. This gap can be filled with an irrepressible material so that the wall could avoid cracking.
- The floor upon which the masonry wall is constructed would certainly deflect as it brings loads after it has been constructed. In addition, the wall becomes robust to the extent between the points of floor deflection. The masonry wall should be embedded with horizontal reinforcement. This may be achieved such as installing 6 mm diameter at every alternate course of the bricks. Or else, the wall would create cracks after a certain period of time.
In my opinion, the above information will help you to repair cracks in the brick walls.