Tutorial: How do you brick aerated concrete blocks together?
by Marco Janssen on Jul 27, 2023
How do you brick aerated concrete blocks together?
Welcome to this tutorial about laying aerated concrete blocks! In this manual we will show you how to properly brick aerated concrete blocks together.
Step 1: Preparation
Make sure you have all the necessary tools and materials at hand, such as a trowel, a spirit level and special adhesive mortar for aerated concrete. Also clean the surface and just before you start.
Step 2: Glue
Apply a thin layer of adhesive mortar to the side of the first block. Then place the second block on top of the first block and press them firmly together. Regularly check with the spirit level whether the blocks are straight.
Step 3: Add
After the glue has hardened, you can start grouting the aerated concrete blocks. Use special mortar for aerated concrete for this purpose. Apply the grout evenly into the joints between the blocks with a grout nail.
Step 4: Finishing
Allow the joints to harden for a few days before you continue with the finishing, such as sanding or painting the aerated concrete blocks.
And that's all! Now you know how to brick aerated concrete blocks together. Good luck with your construction project!
What is aerated concrete?
Aerated concrete, also known as aerated concrete or YTONG, is a lightweight building material made of cement, sand and lime.
How do you build bricks with aerated concrete?
Use a special aerated concrete adhesive to stack the blocks on top of each other. Apply the glue to the blocks and press them firmly together. Use a spirit level to make sure everything is straight and level.
Does aerated concrete need to be grouted?
Grouting aerated concrete is optional, but it can help improve insulation and strengthen the structure. Use a suitable grout for this.
Are special tools required?
Yes, use a fine tooth saw to cut aerated concrete and a trowel to apply the adhesive.
Can I lay bricks myself with aerated concrete?
Yes, with some basic instructions and suitable tools, every do-it-yourselfer can successfully bricklay with aerated concrete.