What Materials Do I Need?

What Materials Do I Need?

  1. PPC SUREBUILD Cement 42,5 N is ideal for small scale cement brick/block manufacture. PPC SUREBUILD 42,5 N complies with SANS 50197-1. PPC SUREBUILD Cement 42,5 N with extra strength makes more concrete than regular general purpose cements.
  2. Clean river sand.
  3. Clean water – if you can drink it, it is suitable for brick/block making.

What Mix Proportions Should I Use?

When making cement bricks , begin by determining what mix to use:

  • Start by using Mix 2 (see image below).
  • After 7 days test for strength.
  • If greater strength is required, use Mix 1.

How Do I Mix Brick/Block Making Materials?

  1. Sieve out lumps, stones, twigs or foreign objects from the sand.
  2. Working with full wheelbarrows level to the top edges, lay the sand in a long, thin heap on a flat, clean, hard surface such as a metal sheet or a concrete slab.

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