Construction of homes or any other building is a task of great accountability and any blunder can lead to damage to property in the future. Constructions have to be strong and must endure the wear and tear of the atmosphere long lastingly, for that purpose, it is not enough to have an impressive structure but the foundation is what requires the maximum attention because the footwork has to be strong to hold the burden of the whole building.
Foundations are laid down underneath before structures and the rest of the structure stands later onto it.
Brick ledges are the solid bearings that tolerate the weight of the materials like bricks, stones, and veneers. They are placed on the core of the house or building on the exterior side along with the footings. Brick ledges have to be aided with satisfactory equipment that makes the task done perfectly so use multi slab brace formwork by MSBform to produce high-quality brick ledge.
How are brick ledgers constructed?
They are constructed either with the foundation of the house and formwork is affixed to the foundation elements and cement is poured into it.
Another option is to construct it separately from the building where the trench is dug then the formwork is placed and filled with cement to hold it to the structure.
How brick ledges protect the house?
Brick ledgers are a sort of veneer that are used for decorative purposes for the interior and exterior of the house but apart from decoration, they perform some significant tasks:
Hanging over walls
Some constructions end up with walls hanging over the foundation, means the foundation is slightly smaller than the building and the edges do not have the support and may cause troubles due to being misfit with the foundation so to cover up the errors of the workers, a brick ledge is constructed so that the interior of the house remains upright by the strong reinforced bearing on the exterior that aids in getting the required density to the foundation.
Prevention of moisture
Brick ledges are also important to hinder the moisture from entering the structure and making its foundations weak. Areas, where the atmosphere is rainy and are prone to floods, houses in those areas, are under a risk of getting seepage from the ground which weakens the basis of houses and moisture enters the walls that damage the houses not only externally but ruining the interior look as rainwater penetrates in them, making them look damp and destroying the paints.
Wooden interiors of the houses are at much risk if the brick ledge is not created the wood can get destroyed by the water as without any prevention, water will be absorbed into the wood through walls, not immediately but over time. Brick ledge strengthens as well as flashes by providing a cavity between walls and ground by providing a metallic hurdle in the form of the brace which prevents the water to log into the building by giving no chance to oxidation.