Advantages of aerated concrete blocks
Aerated concrete blocks (or aerated concrete blocks, trade name "Ytong") are a very easily and efficiently calcified stone type. Above all, they offer the following advantages:
low weight, which means that even large formats can be easily processed and transported
- many different levels
- bricking with thin-bed mortar possible (lower mortar consumption, low joint thickness thus good thermal protection)
- very good heat-insulating properties
- fast construction progress
- lower Possibilities to Compared with Burying Bricks in Constructions
- Always Be Careful When Walling
Always pay attention to the following points when building in:
Substrate preparation and alignment
- Use mortar slings
- Correct mortar consistency
- Always check orientation
- Substrate preparation and alignment
Always make sure that the ground on which you are walling (especially in the walls of partitions in the interior) is sufficiently stable and completely level. Below the wall is always a seal (about with a bituminous membrane) provided. Then there is a sufficiently thick layer of mortar on which the first row of stones can be aligned.
Precise alignment of the first row of stones is especially important when working with face stones and must be very precise. Check here really every single stone with the spirit level and work very accurately.
Errors that arise here - especially when using plan stones - can not be corrected later and mercilessly continue over the entire wall. This can also endanger the load-bearing capacity of the entire wall. The higher the wall, the more the "error effect" affects the load capacity.
Use Mortar Carriage
Especially as a less experienced home improvement you should definitely use a so-called mortar carriage. Such slides are available for any wall thickness and any desired mortar thickness, some slides are also adjustable.
A mortar carriage not only ensures significantly faster work progress but, above all, a very exact layer thickness at all points during mortar application. This is very important when laying Ytong bricks, especially if you are working with plan stones!
Correct mortar consistency die Especially when using thin-bed mortar the correct mortar consistency is very critical. Already during the production of the mortar, attention should be paid to stirring with the slowest possible speed and avoiding trapped air.