Yep, you guessed it – as a bricklayer you’ll work with clay bricks, concrete blocks and other types of building materials in mortar. Using these materials (and your great bricklaying skills) you‘ll construct and repair veneer and full brick construction, partitions, arches and other structures.
Bricklayer SkillsHowever, if you’re thinking all a bricklayer does is lay brick after brick – then think again! There’s more to being a bricklayer than meets the eye. In fact, a single bricklaying project calls upon a variety of skills. These include:
- Reading and working from plans and specifications
- Sealing foundations with damp-resistant materials
- Spreading layers of mortar to serve as a base and binder for bricks in rows, designs or shapes; and spreading mortar between joints
- Repairing and maintaining clay bricks, cement blocks / bricks and related structures
- Operating brick-cutting machines
- Erecting scaffolding (subject to licence requirements in some states).