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

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In this video I comment on Building Brick walls, I show some example of old school Brick walls in Scandinavia, and give opinions on how I thing brick walls are better built, also a tour of Roskilde Cathedral "Denmark" and tour of a Danish house, all my videos are my ways and ideas, I always suggest anyone doing any type of work to consult professional help.

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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. :)

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

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!

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.

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

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.

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

Nathan Kehler : I dont know what I watched to have this come up in my feed... I certainly do not go out of my way to watch videos on building brick walls... But I will say this was probably one of the most interesting videos I have seen in a long time on YouTube. It was extremely captivating!

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.

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!

45asunder1 : That's why dey doo dat.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Tom Quinn : Beautiful place.

Big Papi : The brickwork in the cathedral was awesome. Those old masons were real artists. Nothing more relaxing and enjoyable than laying brick, especially old, used brick.

MC23GPS2 : Great video Mike, I enjoy the way you point things out, really simple and easy to understand, keep up the good work!

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

Matt evans : Very enjoyable video again Mike good job

Chris Wicksteed : With thatch, only the top few inches needs replacing, not the entire roof (some thatch is 100s of years old underneath). The way it works is that the thatch absorbs rain until the first few inches is completely saturated, and after that the water just sheets off. It doesn't really get damp further down, so doesn't decay. One problem with it is that there's no guttering, so you really need it projecting a long way out from the house!

594bolt : What are the winters like there? I hope there's no road salt being splashed on those walls.

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

John Rainbird : Hi Mike in Australia the National construction code only allows for housing construction to last 50 years.

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.

Jaime Visions In Stone : Love the house!! Thank You for sharing Mike :)

Zeff : 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

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

Thomas Love-Vani : I gave this video thumbs up before watching it. I'm a zealot.

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

Dan Driscoll : I love seeing your take on these various techniques. Thank you for sharing you travels with us Mike!

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 ?.

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

Ida Hägglund : The whole new method with rebar and stuff feels a bit like re-inventing the wheel... Great video! Learnt a lot.

rmp608 : Mike your the Earl Scruggs of the masons!!!!

Guy Fawkes-Day : This is fascinating. You make masonry intriguing, sir! Denmark looks gorgeous. I love the ancient buildings.

Pete Moseley : I may just do that! Cheers Pete

Brian Boru : Great video. Thanks for the knowledge. Much appreciated.

Rok Hamler : are you there for the music festival?

FrozenExplosion : dat why dey doo dat.

Kevin Queen : don't call it the *old school* call it the _Right School_

Toys Club of America : You must make more Denmark videos! Love it!

Greg Stone : I love a good History lesson. I enjoy seeing other parts of the world. Great video thanks.✌️

Mike P : Great video. I'm 26 and just was curious how brick walls were made. I agree, the old style is far superior in every way. Good on you, keep up the good work. Greetings from Ireland 🇮🇪

Nelson Hays : Mike, would it be safe to say thicker walls and softer mortar require less/no reinforcement to survive so long?

Mr Mukura : Good vid Mike. I'm doing research on making brick and looking to do some wall here and there, you confirmed a lot of things I had suspected. Thanks

Dave Nguyen : Hi Mike, This is one of the best masonry videos I have ever watched 👍👍👍 Love your work, Dave

mike cantor : your a legend in my book, thanks for the information and advocating for the tried and trued methods