Did You Know? A Brief History of Bricks

Have you ever wondered, while looking at the different building bricks for sale today, where bricks really came from? You’re probably familiar with the concept of ancient civilisations using mud to construct their homes, and later stacked stones. But where exactly did the idea of making use of manufactured bricks come from?

 

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Understanding Efflorescence

building sand Firstly it must be understood that there is a big difference between efflorescence and laitance. Laitance is a sign of over-wet mixture or overworking or improper combination of mixture in building material whereas efflorescence, or rising damp, is a natural process of migration of water-soluble salt deposits to the surface of porous material.