Requirements of Good Quality Bricks

The good quality bricks must possess a number of the characteristic for their efficient work in building and other structures. Some important characteristics are as follows:

Requirements of Good Quality Bricks

A good brick should be uniform in shape and standard in size.

The colour of the good brick should be deep redcherry or copper in colour.

A good brick should have even surfacesharp edge and compact structure.

A good brick should give a clear metallic ringing sound when struck with each other.

A good brick should be sufficiently hard and no nail impression should be left in the brick surface when scratched with a fingernail.

A good brick should be well burnt in the kilns.

A good brick should not break when dropped flat on a hard surface from a height of one meter.

The crushing strength of first-class bricks should be 10.5 N/mm2 or 105 kg/cm2.

Bricks should be moulded from good brick earth which does not contain organic matter like salts and stone.

A good brick should not absorb water more than 20% by its dry weight when soaked in cold water for a period of 24 hours.

A good brick, when soaked in water for 24 hours, should not show deposits of white salts when allowed to dry in salts.

A good brick should be free from cracks, flaws and lime nodules.

A good brick should able to resist atmospheric actions.

I hope I have covered all the requirements of good quality brick. If you find this article helpful please be sure to share it.

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