4 inch split block veneer

by Jim
(Boston Ma.)

I have never seen a technical explanation of the correct

way to build a corner lead when using 4 inch split faced
block to veneer a house or building. What is the correct way to plumb the face of block? Line placement on face of block or back side? Correct method to range courses as the lead progresses? Correct way to plumb outside corner when the finish face is split face?

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Apr 15, 2014
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SPLIT FACE BOTH SIDES OF WALL NEW
by: CHARLIE CUMMINS

They do not make a block that is split face on both sides. In order to get that appearance and assuming the wall is 8 inches thick, then you have to lay 2 four inch split face walls.

You plumb the smooth side of the four inch block. It would be easier to put up a story pole in the cavity that is either made of wood or round pipe would work to hold the line, and you lay the block to the smooth side of the block. This is assuming your wall is an 8 inch wall, and the cavity is about 1/2 to 3/4 inch.

For more information go to brickcertification.com or call Charlie Cummins at 602 692 1896.

Thank you for asking

Apr 15, 2014
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split face on both sides (interior and exterior) NEW
by: Anonymous

How do you plumb if the splitface block doesn't have a smooth side? It's splitface on the exterior and interior.

Jan 24, 2014
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BRICKCERTIFICATION.COM NEW
by: Anonymous

Call me at 602 692 1896 if you can not understand the answer to your question on my training site brickcertification.com.

Without seeing the unit and its uniformity, there is 3 or 4 answers to each of your question.

Please call, I want to help you.

If it is a veneer?? then how far away from the wall you are veneering? A lot of the 4" SF block I have seen are straight enough on the upper edge, (top of the block) to put the line on the SF side. If it is not, then you got to put the line on the inside.

I am sure that you have corner SF block for your veneer, which is a block that looks like an L with the small end being 7 5/8" long, if not you need to put a control joint on the corner, 4" in from the outside corner.

The way you would plumb the outside edge of the corners of the building, is measure in 7 7/8" from the whole block course from the smooth end of the end block, (the corner is SF right?) THESE ARE QUESTIONS THAT MUST BE KNOWN BEFORE ANYONE CAN GIVE YOU THE CORRECT ANSWER. However assuming the above is done, and you do or don't have the L SF corner block, you measure in from the smooth end of the corner block, and place the next course for the wall, (assuming the wall is half bond,( not stack or quarter, or ????? whatever the man says build it, (architect)

Thank you, and remember to go to brickcertification.com, or brickblockstonemasonryconsulting.com, or if you want to become a successful masonry contractor, then please go to youbethebossbrickblockstonecontractor.com

Jan 24, 2014
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?????? from Charlie NEW
by: Anonymous

I have no ideal what your talking about with 7 5/8?????

Please explain, and thank you.

Charlie at brickcertification.com

TRAINING THE NEW GENERATIONS OF BRICK, BLOCK, AND STONE MASONS


Jan 24, 2014
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?????? from Charlie NEW
by: Anonymous

I have no ideal what your talking about with 7 5/8?????

Please explain, and thank you.

Charlie at brickcertification.com

TRAINING THE NEW GENERATIONS OF BRICK, BLOCK, AND STONE MASONS


Jan 23, 2014
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who is charlie? NEW
by: Anonymous

Why would charlie want to measure 7 and 7/8ths? Right off the bat your ahead of bond....got it?

Jul 10, 2012
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rockface masonry house NEW
by: Anonymous

i put a 4 in rockface block ven on my house. You should layout on 8in from the soffit down. I put a control joint 2 ft from each side of the corners. There is a 1/2 in airspace behind the walls and wall ties every 2 ft up and down. in stead of pulling a line on the inside i snaped plumb lines for the control joints and level lines for each course. these lines help you stay to height and on bond its easy to gain with 4in rockface.

Apr 02, 2012
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SPLIT FACE BLOCK, (HOW TO DO IT) NEW
by: Charlie Cummins

Thanks for Asking, great question. First you need to go to brickcertification.com. Here is the answer to your question. On any split face or fluted face block, you always put the line on the inside, which is the smooth side of the block, got it? Understand? You then lay the unit to the line making sure the bottom of the block, (smooth side) lines up with the top of the block that you are laying on top of, (which is the course you are laying over.
You plumb the inside or the smooth face of the block. When you are putting the first course down, you level the top of the block to make sure that the block is plumb.
When your building the corner, half bond, once you have established the first course, you must measure (ROUNDED OFF) 7 7/8 INCHES from the corner block. You understand? If not call Charlie Cummins 24/7 at 602 692 1896. If you want to know anything else go to brickblockstonemasonryconsulting.com or post it on this great website. If you want to learn to BE THE BOSS, a Speciality Masonry Contractor, go to youbethebossbrickblockstonecontractor.com or simply call Charlie at the above phone number. NOTE THE GUARANTEE
Thank you for reading and have a happy Masonry Experience.
Charlie Cummins

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