Primary factors to consider while constructing a brick wall include the amount of brick needed, the type of mortar needed, the bricklaying pattern and the selection of bricklaying tools. Selecting the bricklaying pattern... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

Cross wall construction is a technique of building using pre-cast and custom built concrete components and fabrications in specific projects. This technique of construction is faster and suited for building cellular stru... More »

The number of bricks needed for a wall can be found through a simple set of calculations. The area of the wall and the rough size of each brick is needed for an accurate estimate. More »

To lay bricks with mortar, first gather the necessary materials, which include a brick trowel, spirit level, jointing bar and tape measure, along with some string and a soft brush. For the mortar, you need a mortar mixtu... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

To install a ceramic tile floor, spread thin-set mortar over the installed backer board, and press tiles firmly into the mortar in a predetermined pattern, using spacers to ensure even installation. After the mortar hard... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

To tile a shower wall, measure it, draw an outline on the floor, arrange the tiles, mortar the wall and tiles, press the tiles into place, apply grout and apply caulk. This 24-hour process requires a measuring tape, a ch... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry

To lay a block wall, install the footing, mix the mortar and lay out the blocks, allowing 3/8 inch between each block. Snap a chalk line on the wall to use as a guide, and apply a layer of mortar on the footing. Apply mo... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry