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As name says this type of block are interlock with each other and construct wall without mortar . By providing this type of masonry wo completly deduct the cost of mortar.
|Interlocking block masonry|
In normal case of brick masonry or block masonry we frist lay mortar layer then place brick or block in proper position but while in interlocking block masonry we dont required mortar layer that will save tremendous amount of cost.
Shape of interlocking block
|Shape & dimensions of interlocking block|
As shown in above figure block consist projected portion at the top and slot at the bottom of block. This slot will be same size of projected portion.
Block also consist projected portion at front side and slot at back side.
Length of block = 40cm
Width of block = 20cm
Height of block = 20cm
Top projection = 5cm
Bottom slot = 5cm
Mould for interlocking block masonry
So to construct this special type of block we require special type of mould. After discussing with special block manufacturers we design block mould as shown in below.
|Mould for Interlocking block|
Components of interlocking block mould.
We divided block mould into three part, lets discuss one by one..
Base plate is made of G.I sheet and its provided at the bottom mould. We provide level surface of base plate to optain good finishing at bottom of block.
|Bass plate for of Interlocking mould|
Interlocking frame is made of G.I sheet. It provided proper shape at sides of block. bolt arrangement is provided to join plates with each another.
It made of four wooden pieces , the function of this frame is to provide top projection shape.To maintain proper position of frame, steel angles are provided as shwon in figure.
|Wooden frame of Interlocking mould|
Photographs of manufacturing of mould
Construction of interlocking block manufacturing
Firstly we arrange all part of mould. Then we apply oil in surface of mould to get smooth block surface. We make concrete of 1:4:8(cement:sand: aggregate) and place in mould in three layers. Compaction is provided will steel rod and after construction of mould we wait for Harding.
|Tamping & placing of concrete|
|Mixing of concrete|
|Placing of concrete|
We take out block from mould and provide curing for 7 days.
|Curing of concrete|
Here how our block look after construction.
Arrangement of interlocking block
After construction we arrange block as shown in below figure. We have to arrange such a way that vertical joint dont come in one line.
|Arrangement of Interlocking block|
Comparison between normal concrete block and interlocking block masonry
1)normal concrete block masonry
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