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Old 07-05-2011, 08:09 PM   #1
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How is my blockwork so far?


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I am happy to have found this forum and this is my first post!
I got some quotes from Masons and decided to expand my skills. So far I dug my footing and had it filled with concrete. How does my block look, is it ready to lay the bricks?
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:45 PM   #2
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How is my blockwork so far?


The right side looks lower then the left by about 1"-1 1/2".

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hi,
lol, I knew enough to use a level so I know each block and overall it is level.
You are probably seeing the ground is definitely higher on one side.
I was wondering more if I needed to fill in the blocks before laying the brick and limestone, and any tips on where to start laying the bricks?
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hi,
lol, I knew enough to use a level so I know each block and overall it is level.
You are probably seeing the ground is definitely higher on one side.
I was wondering more if I needed to fill in the blocks before laying the brick and limestone, and any tips on where to start laying the bricks?
I was looking at the row of bricks under the door. The right side blocks are lower. Any reason you didn't fill in the vertical joints between many of the blocks?
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:08 AM   #5
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Why no mortar between the blocks to hold them together?

What's going to hold the bricks on the outside edge. I see brick ties but I don't see a brick ledge to start the bricks on. Are they going to be hanging in the air?

I agree the right side is lower. I see no gap under the sill course on the left but a half a brick on the right.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:37 AM   #6
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thanks fellas, you are right about the gap on the top of the landing but it looks worse somehow in the pictures.
I did catch that I need more mortar in the vertical joints, good catch thanks!
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the blocks need to be filled, how are the brick going to run, are they tread brick?

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