The most important job in masonry is mixing the mortar. If you do not have the right mixture of water - sand - and grout mix - your bricks will fall out. Here - John Dragojevi is using an automatic mixer. Still he must make sure the right ingredients go in. Remember the old motto - garbage in equals garbage out.
They started the southeast corner first.
Billy Crum lays the first course.
Owner of Sword Masonry - Tim Sword makes sure the bricks just touch the string.
Harry supposedly selected the Hartford brick. They used that saw to cut the brick. Note that it is gasoline - not electric - and it has a Honda engine.
This is the south wall.
The 4 walls are essentially 60 feet by 2 feet. They cover the concrete and provide splash protection. the roof has not gutters.
We used khaki mortar. It is supposed match the khaki siding - the brown tile - the brown brick.
Billy Crum lays the last line. John Dragojevic hauls the last mortar. Tim Sword manages the crew.
There will be a step or two coming off the east side of the porch. The khaki grout for the tile will tie it all together. Porch needs to be grouted.
John - Billy - and Tim are on to the next job.