It’s crucial to comprehend the three most typical sorts of brick walls before choosing one for a household or commercial property. Brick walls come in solid, cavity, and veneer varieties for property owners. Each of these choices offers unique qualities and advantages.
Strong Brick Walls
Two or more layers of brick make up solid brick walls. The layers are held together by metal ties or header bricks that are set perpendicular to the wall. The thickness and toughness of the brick and mortar used to build the wall determine how strong it will be. Also, top-quality masonry work will help solid brick walls last for hundreds of years if constructed and cared for properly.
Brick wall slits
This particular style of brick wall is built with an air pocket that serves as a built-in deterrent to water penetration. This makes it perfect for building brick walls in wet regions or low-lying places. A hollow wall comprises two to four inches of open space between an exterior layer of brick connected to an interior support wall. Brick, concrete blocks, or poured concrete can be used to build the interior support. Again, premium quality masonry work is essential for wall durability. For moisture that has gathered in the air space to escape, hollow walls frequently have drainage holes.
Brick veneer walls
A single layer of brick is connected to steel or wooden studs to create veneer walls. The little insulation offered by this style of construction can be strengthened by wrapping insulation around the studs that support the brick wall. Instead of using full brick, many modern homes use brick veneers fastened to a wood frame.
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