Cold Weather Tips for General Shale Brick Installation

As winter approaches, it’s critical to adjust your brick installation practices according to the weather conditions. Here is a handy reference for successful brick installation in cold weather!screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-10-34-53-amgs-cold-weather-only


All materials, including masonry units and sand, should be kept covered to prevent wetting and freezing.

Do not place mortar on frozen, snow covered surfaces.

If accelerators are used, do not use calcium chloride of products that contain chlorides. Here is an important bulletin about AdMixtures.

In general, all mortar should be kept from freezing for 24 hours.

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