Chapter 3 “Why”

So, why did 235 bullnose bricks come loose?

The process of building our 4 tier steps involved the use of cinder blocks, to create each step.

The holes in the cinder blocks should have been filled and a binding material, mortar, to affix the brick pavers, keeping them in place.

This is what I found. Exposed cinder blocks with no binding material.

The cinder blocks were filled with sand!

And, the sand was coated with a dusting of mortar, the binding adhesive.

So, what happens when the binding material is not installed correctly?

Like throwing flour on a pizza

Chapter 4 “Time to Prep the Bricks”