Building Brick Walls (Old School vrs. New School) Mike Haduck

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Chris Towerton : I love being a part of your travelling trades' school, that's for taking the time :-) ... Chris

David Haakonsen : Old school lasts 800 years, new school lasts 40 years. That's not even a competition.

Mikosch2 : "911, what's your emergency?" "There's a guy in the front yard, filming and talking to the wall."

The Stoned Videogame Nerd : Bricks and Cinder stones are so much better then Wood... i dont get why Americans stick to their wooden houses... even in the nicer middle class areas...the people have wooden houses I would rather have a smaller house but made with bricks or this hollow stones which are filled with concrete. A typical german style house is the best... they dig a deep pit...that is cast with concrete then for the foundation,then on top of that the cellar is made.The Cellar walls then get coated in black stuff which is something like Tar,and insulated with styrofoam Plates,and then the digger comes and fills up the soil again around the cellar walls. And then on top of that they made the ground level floor. I think not much Germans would have survived WW2 when we would not have had our own personal Bunkers with our Cellars... Logs where put in the Cellar to support the ceiling wall,when the House on top would get Bombed and brake down,the cellar ceiling could take the weight. It was law that the Walls to the neigbour House where only 1 brick thick at a certain space,and a pickaxe had to be there too.. so when People got their houses collapse and they could not leave the cellar anymore,they could brake trough the walls until they reach a house which has a working exit. After a House Collapsed on its log Supported Cellar it became an excellent Bunker since now there was like 10 feet concrete rubble over their Heads which would act like a real Bunker...

James LeRoy : mike your a legend in all our minds. I really enjoy seeing "how the old timers did it". all that I have learned from your videos makes me appreciate old school masonry when I come across it. It's fun to impress my friends because I can explain some things to them. I corrected a tour guide in San Antonio Texas about effervescence and looked like I had some clue about masonry. If asked where did I learn that I tell them from "Mike Haduck School Of Hard Knocks!". keep them coming Mike! Love it!

Andrew Bobbin : "Water table is called damp course in th U.K. Also that bond is i believe called the "English Bond"

GlueC : I got here from a video of an astrophysics exam. Way to go, Youtube. That said, I learned stuff here. Neat, video.

Pete Moseley : Hi Mike, great video. I teach brickwork here in the UK and we cover several types of bonds, including English,Flemish and Stretcher and use the lime mortar. We use the "rules for bonding" to teach the students, I'm sure your aware of them. Rob Songer is a talented guy and gives a good explanation on YouTube. Keep the videos coming! Safe travels Pete.

Phillip Landmeier : Thanks for posting this. Fascinating. I've seen brick and stone dating back 1,000 to 2,000 years in Europe and marveled at how it holds up. Here in the USA, the steps on a friend's restaurant are built with rebar. Water seeped in, rusted the rebar, which expanded and busted it all to rubble in just 30 years. Ridiculous.

Jenna Fearon : Not sure what made this video show up in my feed but I'm glad it did. I watched it through and found it fascinating and thought provoking, not to mention calming and comforting. My Grandfather was a brick mason (correct term?) in New England where I grew up, and now after watching the video I can see where that love and passion could come from. Thank you Mike, for sharing. :)

David Renwick : Sort it out Mike - "Efflorescence" not "Effervescence." That's the fizz in your Elephant beer.)

miguel roque : Trump , I think I found who's going to build that wall!

MZ : so relaxing to watch while under the influence

Max : I have never in my life given a thought to a brick wall. But this was very interesting, thanks for sharing your niche knowledge to the world!

TheSRBgamer63 : If i may ask,since u mention rust of classic steel rebar ,what u think about new fiberglass one ?.Is it any good,should we use it ?.

Jacob : I'm not a builder or brick layer or anything but I found this incredibly interesting, I've studied a bit of the basics of modern brick laying and I kept wandering how people did allot of this masonry work without all the modern anchorings and rebar, this more than answers it. I used to live in an area where the houses where built very quickly by miners over a hundred years ago from the local geology that still stand strong with little to no repair work done to them until very recently, knowing that modern brick homes last around a maximum of 100 years I thought we must be doing something wrong, evidentally we have.

45asunder1 : That's why dey doo dat.

Tom Quinn : Beautiful place.

B4ReaL 1 : @Mike Haduck, just purchased a piece of land in Georgia to build my dream home, thinking about using some old-school masonry methods, ( double wall, cavity in the center) tying in every sixth row. Do I need footers for the foundation? Or just come straight from the ground with brick? Are there any installation methods for a cavity wall such as board or spray foam Etc... .?

Mihai Bica : RoskildE! The E is not mute!!! :D I can't believe how irritating that pronunciation was! :D

Jeffrey Bresnahan : Another excellent and informative old school bricklaying video, you can't knock either of the century's old English and Flemish bond wall bonding systems mike.

Ben Stephens : Really enjoyed this... looking to build anything in Australia is a complete night mare nowadays with all the rules and things they want, and then, the buildings same only last 30-50 years. Why do we do all this extra work for worse results?! Here I think the problem is truly just to create more jobs. We don't have earthquakes usually, though in north east australia we do have to do cyclone rating

Ron Fox : That wall is not 800 years old

Kasane1337 : I just came here to point out that "vrs." looks extremely weird compared to simply "vs.".

Bad Taste : I don’t believe this wall is 800 years at all. Try 350 years maximum. It’s not cement, it lime mortar, totally different. Just saying.

Jerry D : Modern building is done this way for several reasons. One is the expense. High skilled people require more pay. Quality materials cost more. Prefab is cheaper and takes less skill to install. An other is liability. And lastly way build something to last hundreds of years? As a nation (not every individual but collectively) we have no respect for old. That Danish house you showed if bought by an American would be gutted and renovated. I see it all the time. Family buys an old arts and crafts house from 1900, needs a little work, nope gut it and renovate it. Old factory from 1930 with nice looking masonry. Convert it into apartments, nope tear it down and replace it with a glass and steel apartment building. Why build something to last hundreds of years if it is only going to be torn out in 20-40.

Allen Baker : Awesome video/instruction as always Mike. If you could ever elaborate on masonry in hurricane areas and/or extremely strong and durable masonry roofs it would be much appreciated. TIA

johnnytenjobs : In southern England they have some very old mud walls with thatched tops and I'm not sure what sort of foundation. The old adage is that a wall with good hat and boots will last well. Or something along those lines.

nougatbitz : I look at buildings from 1850 here in Europe and even when there is weathering, it adds to the whole appearance. Looking at most “modern” buildings it’s striking how bad these “new” materials age. The smooth white facades of these pristine cubicles strained with streaks of moss and fungus after a few years, it’s a horrible look - brutalist architecture failed in the biggest possible way in this regard. It’s rare to see these green stains on brick walks and buildings (modern and old) however. “Old”, more often than not means tried and proven.

Jerry Scary : quality masonry in the US? what is made with quality anymore? especially when you have some ego maniac boss screaming at you to hurry up......USA is all about production.....not quality. greedy bastards.

Al Capwned : I... Have no idea why this is in my recommended feed. But it sure was pretty interesting!

Marquis Projects : Could good soil have anything to do with it? Seems here in Texas, doesn't matter how well your brick work is, it's not going to hold up 800 years, the ground moves around too much.

Jeremiah Shine : Overhang is the key.

John Doe : Food for thought, Take the best of both. Codes in the US, and globally among "modernized" places favor "energy efficiency" at the cost of severely reducing the life span of things. THere are ways to combine elements of lasting construction. I love log cabins with granite blocks for footings. Heavy use of crushed rock and gravel... There are ways to combine the best of both. I just wish people would use them.

luis fernando : Mike on tour keep it up..

AustralianPyro : I've taken construction courses for house design and never was I taught about what you covered in 15 minutes here. Thanks Mate from Australia

O. Rothe : this man has a passion for bricks. I like it

sportster1988 : Why don't you build a windsock for your microphone?

Crawleyman : I love YouTube there so many interesting channels such as this.

Cici V : Does anyone know how they rounded the brick in the cathedral?

LeoSkyclad : Stumbled onto your video, lured by you being in Denmark, stayed for your excellent insight and commentary. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Subscribed!

John Palermo : "Rick Steves" for the working man. Thanks. enjoyed this.

Ace Report : How about the real “old school” antediluvian walls? They don’t even use mortar.

whelk : Does old school brickwork meet modern building codes? They regulate the snot out of everything.

derek wise : Invest in a wind muff for the mic

JOHN P. DE LAURA : Mike, you're the best. Keep making these informative video's.

Picasso CT : The granite on top should be one solid piece, with the contraction/expansion crack occuring under some bricktile.

Christian Guerrero : Would this hold a 8.9 Richter earthquake?

Vitabrick Snailslime : There's a secondary road where I used to live which follows a railway line. One lane each way, it's pretty straight, but inexplicably crosses the line three times, once at a bridge and two level crossings. A bunch of young blokes crossed one of these into the path of a train and were all killed. The response was to build a bridge with really long approach ramps and a long angled concrete bridge, designed to keep the traffic (which was not at all heavy) at high speed. Total cost, twenty or thirty million, as I recall. But I often wondered what the cost would have been if they'd recreated something like the original bridge, which was made of brick and had been there for probably a hundred years. Simple square turns for the entrance and exit. A small fraction of the earthworks, then a small crew with simple tools. Reckon it could've been done in less time too. And you're left with something that possesses actual charm.

John Doe : You cannot say efflorescence correctly. LOL