Bricklayers construct and repair
walls, partitions, arches, fireplaces, chimneys, and other structures from
building materials such as brick, structural tile, concrete cinders, glass,
gypsum, and terra cotta. They may work on commercial or industrial buildings,
apartments or homes.
Bricklayers use a trowel to spread
a layer or bed of soft mortar that serves as a base and binder for brick.
They apply mortar to the end of the brick, and position it in the mortar
bed. They tap the brick to level and align it, allowing specified mortar
thickness, remove excess mortar, and finish the joints with a jointerÂ”.
Tools used by Bricklayers include
chisels, trowels, jointers, brickhammers, power brick and cutting saws,
plumb bobs, masonÂ’s levels, rule and square. They also understand
and work from blueprints.
BRICKLAYERS work involves the laying
of a wide variety of Brick, Block, and Glazed Brick.
POINTER, CAULKER, CLEANERS must complete
all round restoration specialist. Knowledge of pointing & caulking,
patching concrete, cleaning of masonary with chemicals, rigging of two
point suspension scaffolds.
TERRAZZO WORKERS must know how to
use a power grinder and materials like epoxy and marble chips and cements.
STONE MASONS work involves the laying
of Stone and Marble.
TILE LAYERS work involves the laying
of Tiles in Cement or Mastic. Mixing of Cement, Grout, and Epoxy. Knowledge
of cutting tile by hand or saw.
BRICKLAYERS work indoors and out.
They may be exposed to extreme weather. The work involves heavy lifting
of masonary materials. Bricklayers are on their feet all day and do considerable
stooping and bending, climbing, lifting, reaching and carrying. Often they
must work from scaffolds high above the ground. Possible injuries include
falls or being struck by falling objects.
POINTER, CAULKER, CLEANERS must have
the ability to work in high places. They may be exposed to extreme weather
TERRAZZO WORKERS work indoors and
out, like swimming pools and basement floors. They stand or kneel and lift
STONE MASONS work indoors and out.
They may be exposed to extreme weather. They lift heavy materials. There
is a lot of kneeling, stooping and standing.
TILE LAYERS work is indoors. There
is a lot of standing and kneeling.
Interest and Temperament:
Bricklaying requires careful and
accurate workers who can observe fairly close tolerances, limits and standards.
Bricklayers should enjoy working with their hands.