How to lay aerated concrete correctly: moments on laying and using aerated concrete with your own hands

  1. Warehousing and transportation

  2. Foundation waterproofing

  3. Lower row masonry

  4. Cutting aerated concrete blocks

The beneficial properties of YTONG aerated concrete blocks have been proven by many generations of professionals in the construction industry for 80 years of using the material in work. Here are some quick tips for using the company’s aerated concrete blocks.

Warehousing and transportation

  • Blocks should be stored on level and dry areas, on pallets. Stack height – no more than 3 rows.

  • Each row is secured with a tensioning strap, taut and secured with force.

  • Unloading blocks with a C-forklift.

Foundation waterproofing

  • Before laying the walls, check the levelness of the foundation and, if necessary, level it.

  • Proceed with waterproofing. Remove dirt with a brush, overlap the waterproofing layer (at least 15 cm) on the foundation.

  • Measure the contours of future walls as accurately as possible – they must correspond to the project.

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Lower row masonry

  • How you lay out the starting level of the blocks will affect the overall quality of the construction of the house, so be extremely careful.

  • Start by placing an aerated concrete block in every corner of the building. Lay the initial row on a cement-sand mortar with a depth of 2 cm, exactly over the entire surface of the block, but taking into account the unevenness of the foundation.

  • The smooth laying of blocks is checked with a level, level the material with a rubber hammer.

  • From one corner block to another, stretch the mooring cord and lay a row.

Cutting aerated concrete blocks

  • The length of the wall, as a rule, is not a multiple of the size of the block, respectively, you need to cut the outermost one.

  • It is convenient to use a special YTONG hacksaw.

  • To achieve extreme cutting accuracy, mark the cutting line with a pencil on the horizontal and vertical sides of the block..

  • To make the cut smooth, we recommend using a planer or a sanding board in order to accurately adjust the block..

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