Brick masonry construction with large-format partition walls

Large-format ceramic brick is used as a constructive solution in interior partition walls and is increasingly being used in exterior cladding.

This type of substrate has traditionally been executed using assembly adhesives.

However, gypsum plaster has certain pathologies (e.g.: exterior cladding, bathrooms and rooms exposed to damp and condensation, etc.), for which the use of cement mortar adhesives is required.

Preliminary analysis

Gypsum plaster conglomerate-based adhesives have been used for a long time.

However, gypsum plaster may have different pathologies and its use is not recommended in rooms susceptible of damp and condensation (bathrooms, kitchens, etc.) and exterior cladding, in addition to being highly harmful to metals (e.g. filling of hollows, piping, claws, anchorages, etc.).

Therefore, the use of cement-based assembly adhesives such as GECOL Tabique cerámico is essential.

GECOL Tabique cerámico is not incompatible for use in damp areas and neither is it necessary to take any type of precaution when tiling in it, as the adhesive for laying and grouting the ceramic is compatible with this assembly mortar.

All of these advantages, together with excellent workability, make this product an ideal assembly adhesive for building walls with large-format ceramic.

Technical considerations

It is necessary to act systematically in order to avoid errors that may affect the entire construction.

  • Two optical sights will be disposed to mark the difference in length of the rows of bricks that we will lay until the wall is completed.
  • Likewise, a string will be tied between the two optical sights in order to mark the height level of each course.

This string must be perfectly leveled and plumbed with respect to the vertical in order to avoid planimetry defects in its execution.

  • Spread the adhesive mortar paste, placing the necessary amount on the edge of the vertical and underneath the brick.
  • Lateral pressure must be exerted between the bricks in order to ensure adequate penetration of the paste in the vertical alveoli and correct interlocking of the bricks.

Immediately lay the courses up to the height of the previously leveled string.

In order to ensure correct stabilization, the successive courses must be staggered.

  • As each course is laid, it is advisable to remove any excess paste.

Recommended products

Adhesive mortar

Adhesive mortar for large-format ceramic brick 

Warnings: The data provided by this Constructive Solution were prepared based on standard onsite installation processes. However, we recommend that you consult our Technical Department in the event of any specific circumstance