So sand-lime bricks can be glued

When "gluing" sand-lime bricks is usually meant the use of thin-bed mortar. What that is and how it works, you can read here.

Plan stones and thin-bed mortar

When building with sand-lime bricks - for example, in the creative design of a table base, sand-lime brick can certainly also be firmly connected with tile adhesive or similar materials - in wall construction, however, bonding with walls and flat-bed mortar means.

The use of paving stones and thin-bed mortar is a very ecological and progressive construction method. However, the only obstacle to DIY is often the heavy weight of the KS-Plansteine.

Step by step to the parquet floor

  • KS Plan stones
  • Thin-bed mortar
  • Trowel, trowel
  • Mortar bucket, mortar whisk
  • ev. Mortar carriage
  • ev. Lifting tool for the stones
  • rubber hammer

1. Preparation

Of course, to build a wall of plan stones, you first have to plan and measure exactly.

Of course, you should also determine the required wall thickness, and also think about the necessary load capacity for your planned wall in advance.

2. Walling the stones

KS-blocks usually have a tongue and groove connection on their head side - that is, the mortar joint between the stones, as in the walls with bricks, so dropped.

Applying thin-bed mortar is usually not a problem, it is only important to pay close attention to the instructions on the package when stirring, so that the mortar really succeeds and holds. It can also be applied with a so-called mortar carriage to achieve a uniform wall thickness.

3. Grouting the joints

Since the joint width is very narrow at around one millimeter, the walls are indeed fast, but you must always pay attention to the most careful work with the mortar. Without mortar sled, you can simply dip the stones into the mixed mortar before you put them.

4. Finishing the wall

When you have finished building, you can easily seal any remaining minor defects in the masonry with thin-bed mortar.

Tips & Tricks

Always apply a slightly thicker layer of mortar below the wall, in order to be able to align the surface bricks slightly better if necessary. A layer of bitumen board beneath the wall prevents moisture from rising from the ground into the wall.

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