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Understanding the Process of Brick Laying

del prete masonry process of brick laying

This article will explain the process of bricklaying and how you can have the best-looking brick in your neighborhood.

Although masonry work overwhelms you, there’s something fantastic about observing an experienced bricklayer working. They smoothly apply the mortar in thick layers before adding the bricks to the stack. In addition, the process of bricklaying must be handled with attention to detail, knowledge, and the right equipment. This article will explain the process of bricklaying and how you can have the best-looking brick in your neighborhood.

Who Can Lay Bricks?

Anyone can learn to lay bricks, but the learning process takes time, mistakes, and exposure to various projects. Experienced bricklayers have learned the trade from a master bricklayer – watching and doing until they can complete the task without any errors. It really takes a lot of experience to understand the process of bricklaying. Therefore, hiring a masonry expert to lay bricks will be more cost-effective than having someone with little experience take on the project.

Besides looking great, bricks are a must when holding up a wall or your entire home. For this reason, poor masonry work can produce many problems. The only way to learn the process of bricklaying is to watch a master at work thoroughly. So, it’s critical to find out how much experience the masonry contractor has before hiring.

Acquiring the Brick Laying Process

Furthermore, there are numerous steps to laying bricks before you actually set the mortar and bricks on top. First, you must select the best mortar type and make the ideal mix for the job. Secondly, you need to cut the bricks to fit great together. Keep in mind that cutting the corner edges of the bricks requires precision and experience. If one thing is incorrect or short-cut, it can throw off the whole project. Overall, you want to conduct every step correctly since brick structures are built to last a long time.

The Art of Brickwork

You can’t be an artist without adequate equipment, and like any project, bricklaying comes with its unique tools. Most importantly, a well-built brick wall includes mortar. You can stack bricks all day, but they will come tumbling down with a gust of wind without mortar. Mortar is the visual material that holds the bricks firmly in place. If you notice damage to the mortar, please contact Del Prete Masonry immediately for repair. We can ensure the integrity of a brick structure.


Whether you are ready to start your next masonry project or are still hesitant and have questions, Del Prete Masonry is here to help. We have the experience and expertise to get it right the first time. Questions? Want to visit some of our residential or commercial projects? Ready to set up a consultation? Feel free to give us a call at 410-683-0650 or visit us online. We are happy to serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and to keep up with our new and exciting projects, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

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