Masonry Takeoff And Estimating Services

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The most direct means of determining the number of concrete masonry units needed for any project is to simply determine the total square footage of each wall and divide it by the surface area provided by a single unit specified for the project. Follow Us.

What are masonry dimensions?

Actual dimensions of concrete masonry units are typically ⅜ in. … Typically, concrete masonry units have nominal face dimensions of (height by length) 8 by 16 in.(203 by 406 mm), and are available in nominal widths ranging from 4 in. to 16 in. (102 to 406 mm) in 2-in.

How to Estimate Masonry Work

Step 1

Prepare for estimating brick wall masonry by knowing the length and height of the proposed wall. Multiply the number of materials that you need per square foot by the net wall areas. Calculate the gross wall area-based and then deduct any gates or other openings that may be required to get the net wall area figure.

Step 2

Make a drawing representing the relative square feet figures of the wall surface to determine the number of bricks that are required.

Step 3

Work into your estimate the number of straight walls, pilasters, and other items that may be needed to complete the wall. Add this to the calculated estimate of the number of bricks to be used.

Step 4

Add in the cost of mortar, cement, and any tools that must be bought in order to make a final estimate of the masonry cost of building a brick wall. Determine net quantities of the materials before you add in allowances for things like broken bricks. Generally, it is best to add a 5 percent cushion for brick and a 15 percent cushion for mortar.

The Range Of Masonry Estimates Services

With practical knowledge of trained professionals and years of experience, Real Estimate Service is groomed enough to deliver timely and accurate masonry estimation services to a wide range of clients like General Contractors, Masonry Contractors, vendors, home builders, architects, etc. We provide an extensive range of masonry estimation services like Quantity takeoffs, Design estimates, Budget estimates, Bidding assistance, Restoration estimates, and Masonry consulting.

Basics Of Estimating

Masonry Costs

Masonry contractors measure and estimate the masonry work in square feet and sometimes squares (100 square feet).

Masonry work is broken down into two categories:

  1. Facade/Veneer Work
  2. CMU or structural block

Facade Work

The masonry veneer or facade work is the decorative, non-structural layer of brick or stone on the exterior of the property.

CMU Structural Block

CMU (concrete masonry unit) blocks also known as cinder blocks are rectangular concrete blocks that are primarily used in residential construction to build structural masonry foundation walls or retaining walls.