Owner Built Homes and Homesteads: Brick Wall and Masonry Wall Construction

Ken Kern explains the basics of brick wall and masonry wall construction and considers a number of innovations in building methods with these materials.



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Diagram illustrates basic methods for building a mortared cinder block wall.
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Diagram of cavity wall construction methods in which brick facing is separated from an interior masonary wall by a two inch air space, with the brick and masonry held together by metal ties at regular intervals.
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Experimental variants of the cinder block wall developed by the Tuskegee Institute and architect Frank Lloyd Wright that include steel bracing and interior dead air space for insulation.
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