You will need
- - brick;
- - cement;
- - sand;
- - nails;
- - insulation;
- - the plumb.
After building an Adobe house wait at least three to four years, only after a few years you can start to impose walls with a brick. During this time, the Adobe dries out, shrinkage happens, the walls will be in the best condition.
Inspect the Foundation of an Adobe house. The Foundation must be strong enough to withstand besides the weight of the house is wall and broad (the brick wall should be placed at some distance from Samana).
If the Foundation is narrow, unreliable or no – do it separately for the brick veneer. The width of the Foundation should be 25-30 cm in addition, raise the basement – do the formwork and pour it with concrete or put it out of bricks.
To the amount spent on the brick veneer were minimal, at first lay out a number of "dry", taking into account doors and Windows. Calculate how many bricks you will need, on average, the consumption of brick 50-55 per square meter.
Removal of the fascia do not exceed 60 mm. At the same time the distance between the wall of Adobe and bricks must not be too small for the clay walls could air out. Lack of ventilation leads to dampness and reduce strength of the walls of Adobe houses.
Between the walls and make a bundle, you can use regular nails at 100 mm. the Gaps can be filled with insulating material (e.g. expanded clay).
Mortar mix in the following proportion: 4 parts sand, 1 part cement. The amount of water determine with mixing, the solution should not be too thick or liquid. The optimum thickness of the joints between the bricks - 13 mm.
The openings lay concrete lintels, they are quite durable and go well with the brick. In addition, you can use rebar, stacking it on each row of bricks of the opening to the top.
Don't forget to check horizontal rows with level and plumb - plumb. As plumb can use any load suspended on a string.