Of course, the fence on its site can be built from almost any suitable material, however, the most respectable brick fence has always been considered. A beautiful brick fence not only pleases the eye, but also gives a sense of security behind its thick, shock-resistant walls. However, the price for packing such a pleasure often simply does not fit into the budget, so now private house residents have increasingly resorted to self-construction. For this reason, we decided to figure out how to build a brick fence on our own.
Building a brick fence with your own hands
- Masonry brick fence carried out after several stages of basic preparations, the first of which is the marking of the territory. With the help of a cord and pegs on the territory, we designate a place for support. The distance between the supports is always unique and depends on the thickness of the masonry and the material used, but generally does not exceed 4.5 meters. In parallel we denote the places of the gate and the gate.
- Digging a hole under the pipe, which serves as the core of the brick pillar, we fix the poles in the ground at a depth of 2 m and check the height. Pits around the pillars are covered with rubble and wet sand, you can pour it with concrete, too.
- Accordingly, the pipes themselves are also laid with bricks. Laying is carried out according to the scheme in the picture below, laying each layer with a rod-template for smooth seams.
- Now it's time to build a foundation for a brick fence. The most commonly used is the so-called monolithic ribbon foundation: a strip of concrete 0.5 m high and 0.25 m wide. This foundation is poured in honeycombed structures and looks like this:
- Between the masonry and the foundation, we lay waterproofing with mastic or roofing material.
- And now we build the brick fence itself, that is, we build up the space between the two pillars. The selection is selected depending on the preferences of the final pattern. In this article, the brick is laid according to the classic English masonry (No. 2 in the figure), the most common is the simple spoonwork (No. 1), and the more decorative is the Flemish (No. 3).
- Before laying on the insulation layer, apply a 2 cm layer of cement mortar.
- The first brick is laid with the spoon (long) side to the support, we insert the rod-template for measuring the distance.
- The rest of the bricks are stacked in 2 rows of poke (short) side to each other.
- Check and correct the smoothness of the styling.
- Continue laying, overlapping each level with a metal rod-template.
- After two spoonful layers, we put one pinched.
- We continue the laying until the end, alternating the layers in a similar way. We rub the seams and our brick fence with our own hands is built!