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Henry Newman
Water resource engineer
Asked a question last year

Can this type of brick bond be used for bearing walls?

Hi. I am an architect and I'd like to hear your advise. Can this type of brick bond be used for a load bearing wall? I think that this zigzag form makes the wall stronger, but will it be enough? I am talking about a two story building with a maximum height 7 meters. the grid is 3.60 m X 4.00 m.

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Jacqueline Wade
Environmental engineer

I mean this type of brick bond.

Terry Collins
Sustainability consultant

This type means which type of brick bond are you asking about? Your question is incomplete.

Be precise about your question. Not able to understand

Seth Morgan
Construction Superintendent

In masonary work, we used usually 1:4 cement-sand mortar of compressive strength 3.8N/mm2.

The compressive strength of one brick of standard size is 11.12N/mm2.

The compressive strength of brick masonry is 2.5 N/mm2.

Thanks.

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