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BRICK WORK IN CEMENT SAND MORTAR 1:7 In brick work when cement sand mortar 1:7 ratio is used

means 1 part of cement and 7 parts of sand. This mortar is low in strength and is recommended for the following works : Single story building. Light weight wallshaving no load of beams. Semi permanent structure. Temporary structure. Toe walls. 1st class brick work1:6 In the brick work where cement sand mortar 1:6 ratio is used means 1 part of cement and 6 part of sand. This mortar is of medium in strength. And is recommended for the following works: Important building. 3 story building. Heavy weight wall having load of slab and beams. In heavy and frequent rain zone. In case of multistory building, on the upper floors of the building such as in case of 3 story building on 1st and 2nd floor in case of 4 story building 2nd and 3rd floor. 1st class brick work1:4 In this brick work when cement sand mortar 1:4 ratio used means 1 part cement and 4 part sand. This mortar is high in strength and is recommended for the following works: Multi story building. Heavy weight /load bearing wall. When there is more vibration due to heavy traffic or factory. In earth quake zone. Boundary wall, courtyard wall parapet wall and other free end wall . Brick pillars. In case of multi story building ground floor in 3 story building and ground + first floor in 4 story building. Note Mortar richer than 1:3 are not used in masonry because of high shrinkage and no appreciable gain in strength of masonry also mortar strength itself may increase.