While on-site, site engineers need to make sure the bricks are operating according to quality requirements. Here are some of the general requirements for brick quality: Use this as a checklist when doing brickwork.
The thickness of the brickwork joints should not exceed 1 cm.
The joints of the face should be raked to a depth of 15 mm with a rake tool when the mortar is still green so that it can provide the proper keys for plastering and pointing.
The bricks should be stacked so that they do not exceed a height of 1 meter at a time.
Make sure the brickwork is vertical.
Make sure the brick course is level.
3. Dimensional accuracy
4. Water absorption
Make sure brick bats are not used as queen closers.
Check the strength of the mortar by scratching it with a sharp instrument such as a screwdriver.
Check the quality of the sand with mortar. (Test for fineness factor and silt content).
Check if it was done by hand or machine and mixed on the appropriate platform.
Check placement for curing.
Whether the raking of green joints has taken place.
Whether to soak the bricks.
See the joint lines, levels, thicknesses, and veracities to see the general quality of the work.
Whether the brick horns are properly served by the proper brick closers, and whether you are pitting a brick bat.
Whether there are bricks on the edge of the top course under the pedestal, window sill, RCC slabs and parapets.
Check whether the brick joints are completely filled with mortar, especially the vertical joints.
Check the type of scaffolding and whether it is properly tied and secured.
Check the brick rebar reinforcements, if provided.
Check the join of intersecting walls with long walls.
Whether the holes left in the brick during the run to support the scaffold are filled with concrete rather than dry brick.