Brick sewers

19.01.2022 12:38

Brick sewers

From the very early times, people have been using bricks for the construction of sewers in commercial houses, societies, and many other areas. Bricks have always been a very common material for the construction of sewers. During the medieval periods, when there were no metals, people used to use bricks as the primary raw material for the construction of sewers.

Since the very early times, bricks have been a major material for sewer construction, especially for those sewers which have large diameters. One of the main advantages of using the bricks is that the bricks could be manufactured in any size and shape as per the requirements. Although construction of sewers has many disadvantages or in other words, we can say, sewers made from bricks have many negative sides also such as high construction cost, slow progress in work, large space requirement and many others also. Because of all these disadvantages, now only in special cases, bricks are used for the construction of sewers.

Instead of ordinary bricks that people use for common construction work, specially made bricks are manufactured known as purpose-made bricks and then these special bricks are used for the construction of brick sewers. The wedge-shaped bricks or purpose-made bricks help in the formation of the mortar joints of uniform width. Along with this, sewers made from bricks also have stone or cement concrete for invert and it also has a cement plaster of 12.5 mm thickness with a neat finish to cover the remaining surface. Although bricks do not get rusted, under special conditions, the sewer gets protection against corrosion (if necessary). For this protection layer, the inner surface of the sewers is covered with a lining of ceramic blocks or stoneware to save it from getting rusted.

Lining like these makes the movement of wastewater smooth inside the sewer and makes the sewer hydraulically efficient. This lining also provides resistance against the corrosion caused due to sulphur. Generally, the outer layer of the brick sewers gets a layer of plaster to prevent the infiltration of groundwater. This plaster layer also prevents the entry of roots of a tree through the gap between brick joints. Just like any other common sewer, sewer experts should be hired to clean the brick sewers. These sewer experts do a Denver sewer scope and drain cleaning Denver for the cleaning and treatment of sewer.

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