Topics » Science & Technology   March 29, 2012

The Dos and Don'ts of Earthquake-Resistant Construction

Bad Masonry

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Bad Masonry

Bad masonry means weak walls. Here, the distance between bricks is uneven, the joints between bricks are not staggered far enough apart, and the joints themselves are not completely filled with mortar.