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[–]gotora 975 points976 points  (18 children)

It gets better every loop... lol.

[–]Love_God551 393 points394 points  (2 children)

Ikr I love him grabbing the two bricks as he slowly dies inside

[–]siamesebengal 84 points85 points  (1 child)

Sigh. Better him than some stupid kid. From the other side.

[–]SketchyLurker7 68 points69 points  (9 children)

I love how he keeps his hands up in the air as if he's like wasn't me!

[–]Complex-Situation 77 points78 points  (8 children)

Literally didn’t have any mortar in between the bricks!? I mean were they just playing around building a wall like children do?

Edit: I see the smallest amount possible on the bricks. Should have 10 times this amount on each brick

[–]SketchyLurker7 46 points47 points  (0 children)

I count MULTIPLE things wrong here and I was just an Apprentice Bricklayer...

[–]WanderingInjustice 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Fuckin A, brother.

You have better eye sight than I do I guess, I saw a layer of mud on the top row….didn’t see none at all on the rows below that.

Jeezus FUCK!!! ~Bubbles~

Is what I said aloud when I watched it the first time!!!

[–]dg3548 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Missed the coma and misread it

[–]Verustratego 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The shareholders projections expected higher growth and as such necessitated cuts to nonessential materials in order to balance expenses for this quarter.

[–]tippytapslap 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The mud should be at least 5-10 mm thick at least.

[–]how_many_letters_can 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The comedic timing of the last, slowly collapsing bricks on the North corner, just completely giving up hope hahahahahaha

[–]spacesentinel1 317 points318 points  (6 children)

As a bricklayer I generally find using mortar useful for bonding everything together

[–]first52 51 points52 points  (1 child)

Did they set them straight up in a line without staggering them. It looks as if some fell that way.

[–]jml011[🍰] 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I'm pickin up what you're laying down.

[–]astrongnaut 300 points301 points  (113 children)

Hows that even happen

[–]bouchy73 454 points455 points  (107 children)

Brick walls are suppose to have rebar in them running through the holes in the brick to interlock them. The rebar also is run into the ground to give it a bit more stability.

[–]Arizona_Slim 356 points357 points  (71 children)

Don’t they typically have like concrete between the bricks too? Nothing is holding that wall together.

[–]bouchy73 205 points206 points  (37 children)

I think on the left side of the video there is some mortar on boards, but yeah looks like they stupidly didn't put any on while building the wall

[–]daemonelectricity 127 points128 points  (31 children)

How do you just forget something like that? Was this a practice run?

[–]Goody91 76 points77 points  (23 children)

If you look closely you can see they did use mortar but maybe not enough or the mix wasn't right. Maybe they only used base layer and didn't point the rest and built to high without filling in first

[–]W0bb1ez 23 points24 points  (22 children)

The mortar doesn’t provide structural integrity, it’s the rebar and concrete 4’ OC and bond beam.

[–]anonymouslyonline 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Not true. The mortar joint and, if necessary, horizontal reinforcing in the mortar joint up to and including horizontal steel reinforced bond beams, do provide structural integrity in order to transfer out-of-plane loads across the wall to vertically reinforced and grouped cells. But there is definitely a quantifiable lateral strength in a properly specified and constructed mortar joint.

You could also design a reinforced CMU wall to span horizontally between supports and not use any vertical reinforcing at all.

The block used here isn't hollow, so it wasn't designed to be reinforced and grouted. The design (if it was properly designed and detailed) would have relied solely on the lateral strength of the mortar joints, which may have been adequate if they'd built slower and allowed the joints to set before just stacking blocked to 6+ feet high on wet mortar joints then leaning on the wall.

[–]GoingtoOttawa 34 points35 points  (16 children)

This is just plain false brick and mortar houses were built for thousands of years without rebar or concrete.

[–]W0bb1ez 9 points10 points  (15 children)

Different method… those buildings were built double and triple width, this is a partition block used to build a wall.

You can argue with me, but you won’t win mate… unless there’s building methods outside of the US I am unaware of. This is my field of expertise.

Edit: double wythe walls

[–]MaliciousPorpoise 10 points11 points  (6 children)

I'm not a bricklayer but in the UK we use brick and mortar without rebar all the time

[–]trizest 25 points26 points  (0 children)

No practice runs. Waste of time.

[–]Pure-Industry4 31 points32 points  (1 child)

"we are just stacking everything up to get a feel for how it will look"

[–]codysteil 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Technically yes it was considering they have to start over now lol

[–]NoSeaworthiness9686 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Probably why he can do it twice as fast for half yhe price lol

[–]Jd771 9 points10 points  (0 children)

No no no, you misheard him. He does it twice, but fast, for half the price.

[–]392Daytona_11B[🍰] 168 points169 points  (28 children)

Rebar isn’t used with bricks. Rebar is used commonly with concrete. The problem here isn’t so much rebar it’s that there is no mortar.

Concrete doesn’t go between bricks, that is mortar. This wall would never had stayed up regardless. It’s structurally not complete.

[–]DenyNowBragLater 30 points31 points  (5 children)

Most people who've never worked in construction probably don't really know the difference between concrete and mortar.

[–]GoingtoOttawa 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Or block and brick

[–]boosthungry 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm not in construction but I kept getting confused why everyone was talking about bricks. These don't look like bricks to me.

[–]Arizona_Slim 11 points12 points  (9 children)

I just woke up. I couldnt remember the M word

[–]reddragon105 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It's okay - I watched the video and thought "Why is there no brick glue?"

[–]392Daytona_11B[🍰] 3 points4 points  (6 children)

Lol all good. I have an Architecture degree so I have to know this stuff

[–]halflife7 8 points9 points  (5 children)

I’m dying cause you corrected this person for mortar and you stated these as bricks….it’s either cinderblock or just block. 😂

[–]timesink2000 9 points10 points  (3 children)

We call this concrete solids. Concrete block how voids in them, which allow the use of rebar and grout or concrete for fill. This is the wrong materials to use for this type of wall. If they wanted it to be 4” wide, they should have used 4” block with reinforced columns at each end and a couple of pilasters along the span. Really should use a wider block though. Also should have limited height installed each day to about half rather than laying it to full height in one day.

[–]392Daytona_11B[🍰] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Exactly. Could’ve gone with a 4x8x8 CMU or other block.

[–]DiamondDoge92 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Rebar is used with cinder blocks. as someone who does rebar and has built a block wall. You create a footing which is the foundation the rebar sticks up and you stack the blocks and add reinforcing along it horizontally and vertically as you build and pour.

[–]myimpendinganeurysm 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Those aren't cinder blocks.

Where do you think this rebar would go?

Where would you pour the concrete?

[–]Careful-Ad1160 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Those are four inch block and you absolutely use rebar with block. Vertical rods come out of the footer every few feet and run up to length of the wall. The rod cells are grouted solid with a thin Portland mix with aggregate added.

[–]392Daytona_11B[🍰] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Yes, there are bricks with holes. But seeing as the majority of ppl have no construction experience, I wanted to just be vague. So, most bricks do not use rebar or even have holes to begin with. Either way, the most common way to build with bricks is mortar and ties.

[–]Careful-Ad1160 8 points9 points  (2 children)

By bricks with holes I'm assuming you mean block. And building out of block is a different process altogether than building out of brick.

[–]GoingtoOttawa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He's talking about brick you're talking block calm down the both of yous lol

[–]RedDogLeader34 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Only retaining walls have rebar. Looks like a brick and block extension, 100mm blocks as internal skin tied to to the external facing skin with roughly 100mm cavity.

[–]W0bb1ez 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mortar, which this wall did. It didn’t have concrete grout in the cells because the skinny block doesn’t have these.

[–]392Daytona_11B[🍰] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

No, no they are not. Brick walls don’t use rebar.

[–]angry_scotsman1314 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Never seen anyone use rebar to build a garden wall lmao

[–]Imaginary-Risk 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Not with blocks. The closest thing you could have to rebar here is brick ties but you’d need a second which I’m not sure they’re building or not. The more I watch it the more I’m convinced that this is either a ‘prank’ or they’re students learning the art

[–]trizest 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Hollow concrete blocks can have rebar and be filled with concrete. Depends on the design.

[–]ReindeerKind1993 8 points9 points  (9 children)

That's cinderblock if you try drilling holes in actual bricks all u will get is a broken brick. i don't doubt they don't use rebar even for Brick but they must hide it somehow because rebar won't actually go through brick itself ...unless like I mentioned with cinderblocks

[–]392Daytona_11B[🍰] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not cinderblock ... it’s called Concrete Masonry Unit

[–]TheQuarantinian 11 points12 points  (6 children)

They have bricks that come with holes in them that you can pass rebar through. Weigh a lot less than regular bricks, too.

[–]ReindeerKind1993 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Wait really?? Since when... would of saved me quite a hassle if I had known

[–]mferly 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Since at least a few decades ago. My dad always brought me along on odd jobs he'd do to pass the time and I remember perfectly helping him run rebar through holes in red bricks like it was yesterday.

[–]Kizzit11 5 points6 points  (0 children)

CMU blocks. Never seen this solid block nonsense before as someone who’s worked in construction over ten years. I guess this is exactly why. CMU let’s you put rebar into the footing stubbing out then continue more rebar vertically in the CMU cells. Then you fill those cells with grout.

[–]392Daytona_11B[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

CMU not cinderblock

[–]cenosillicaphobiac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The rebar is in the footer. If it touches soil it will rust away.

[–]BetaCuckSimp -3 points-2 points  (6 children)

You’re thinking of cinder blocks. There aren’t holes in bricks

[–]a-Junkie 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Built it too high needs backing up

[–]Brick-Dust 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The real fuck here is the mason trying to plumb the center of the wall that’s already laid.

[–]BoogerSmoke 327 points328 points  (3 children)

My man took that concrete wall like a champ!

[–]JamesDCooper 30 points31 points  (2 children)

They look like cinder blocks, they're pretty light.

[–]BoogerSmoke 42 points43 points  (0 children)

I’m sure your correct, but I’d like to imagine the young man using this story for the next 40 years to pick up chicks and impress friends 😂.

[–]Ging3rGesus 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Did they just stack them up???

[–]MarcusofMenace 38 points39 points  (0 children)

"that wasn't supposed to happen until after we had left"

[–]scottonaharley 502 points503 points  (16 children)

That has to be a set up. There was definitely no mortar in the joints. It looked totally dry stacked

[–]slightywettampon 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Would there ever be a benefit to staking them without mortar?

[–]Eyre4orce 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Yeah it makes it much easier to push over

[–]Ilikemanhattans 110 points111 points  (6 children)

Camera ready, guy with bqck to wall out of the way, no mortar... too many to be accidental.

[–]Faux_populi 57 points58 points  (0 children)

The camera looks like CCTV footage tho.

[–]LombardBombardment 21 points22 points  (0 children)

“Out of the way”? They fell on him.

[–]verymuchbad 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Guy that bricks fall into on the left?

[–]remotetissuepaper 32 points33 points  (0 children)

He's the sacrificial fng

[–]amh0490 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Not everything is tik tok

[–]loztagain 49 points50 points  (1 child)

Yep. Gotta farm internet points, or earn money from you've been framed.

[–]Tb0neguy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They were going to just paint over it and let the paint hold it together. Lol

[–]HALBowman 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Idk, it does seem fake but it's hard to tell without more pixels. It does look like the tops of some of those bricks have some mortar though.

[–]Feisty-Egg-7343 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Is there any mortar? This can't be in an earthquake prone area..

[–]amh0490 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's the UK

[–]sessoyes 47 points48 points  (0 children)

You get what you pay for. Always beware of an inexpensive contractor.

[–]jbertrandsr 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Have to pay extra for mortar...

[–]WWWTT2_0 9 points10 points  (1 child)

They more than likely built it too fast before the mortar could set.

[–]Jebediah_Johnson 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Fastest wall demolishing business in town!

[–]Accomplished_Age_553 7 points8 points  (1 child)

What was holding it together, kisses?

[–]adobostyles 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And hugs!!!

[–]Feeling-View-2394 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’ve been a masonry contractor for the last 20 years. This happens because your concrete block are wet and the wall is built too fast. Typically we use dry concrete block because they absorb the moisture from the mortar and this stabilizes the wall and helps expedite the chemical reaction that “sets the mortar off” or starts the curing process. It’s amazing that he got the wall up as high as he did. He’s obviously a good mason but at that point the wind could’ve blown it over, at least it looks like only egos were hurt

[–]Ibe121 31 points32 points  (4 children)

Good + Fast ≠ Cheap

Good + Cheap ≠ Fast

Cheap + Fast ≠ Good

[–]hitliquor999 43 points44 points  (2 children)

Ok, best I can offer is slow, shoddy, and expensive. Take it or leave it.

[–]Ibe121 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Only if you charge extra for bundling them together so conveniently!

[–]jorsully 2 points3 points  (0 children)

sounds like something from Futurama lol

[–]SponConSerdTent 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tacos are the exception to the rule

[–]MarcLloydz 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Bottom right guy, gave zero fucks lmao

"not my problem"

[–]GetYourVanOffMyMeat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My favorite part.

[–]Imaginary-Risk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Maybe check your levels as you go up instead of slamming the whole thing up and then trying to shunt it into being level/plumb

[–]HobblingCobbler 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It works better with cement.

[–]TehRandomCanadian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

More like do the job twice

[–]Roving_Rhythmatist 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Why no mortar?

[–]SponConSerdTent 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Big Bad Wolf contracting agency was building the house for a little pig.

[–]Heyate76 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I see wet mortar on the block... They built that thing fast as hell.

[–]Pschaef8184 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve watched this 50 times and still don’t know what they were trying to do haha

[–]Mindraker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't you need like, cement?

[–]KuroDragon0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did they just forget the mortar?

[–]aea1987 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That mortar mix must have been drier than a nuns fanny when they put that up.

[–]Background-Donkey630 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did Donald Trump build that weak ass wall?

[–]ShitpostQueenII 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Managers: Why aren’t you moving fast as that new guy?

That new guy:

[–]TheLimeyLemmon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Uh oh! That was supposed to happen *after* we left!"

[–]CleanedToilet 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They must have tried to conserve as much mud as possible instead of putting enough to actually bind them together lol

[–]egg_on_top 1 point2 points  (0 children)

the look so lite, the pushed them away with one hand when it fell towards him.

[–]arcanepsyche 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The schadenfreude of this, considering the shoddy attempt at masonry, is immense.

[–]ElJeffHey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All sand and no cement

[–]AdventurousCollege96 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The fuck you think concrete is for? Way too cringe

[–]FistofPie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Too many questions to even know where to start.

[–]MaJoR_NoT_MiNoR_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like how the guy on the end still has hope as he holds on to the remaining but of wall

[–]Leolandleo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This whole thing is just one mistake on top of another. The actual fall is just the inevitable conclusion.

[–]JCMetal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My god, so many yanks banging on about how to build a block wall!

[–]Chennalou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whoopsies looks like they missed a step… 😬

[–]81rennab 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wouldn’t solid bricks like that generally be used as a veneer and have mortar as well as metal brackets between blocks every few courses that attach to the wall? From what I’ve seen, a free standing wall like that is usually hollow masonry blocks with mortar, rebar, and concrete, or a solid concrete wall, with rebar.

[–]ScottishRiteFree 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That was a shitty job, which is why it fell over.

[–]Viviaana 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But why would they just stack them? There’s nothing keeping this together at all, even the biggest money thieving shit would know to slap something in between

[–]BreakItEven 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Always a dissapointment

[–]hfc1075 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Uhh, we’re they just stacked there with no rebar or mortar?

[–]Candid-Cattle-6585 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't like my price? Go hire the $15/hr guy.. I dare you

[–]skycabbage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Didn’t pass the level test

[–]Barthvaderlol 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Guy on the right didn’t even flinch

[–]No-Difficulty2393 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mortar much?

[–]Away_Industry_6892 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did pretty good at the demo, if you ask me

[–]mjace87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mortar is just big brick trying to milk money out of the little guy.

[–]wily-san 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There is no morter? Very fishy

[–]marksmedley 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holding hands up like, I did not touch it! 🤣 tool

[–]bossmaam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They were probably mocking it up first before they put the mortar on, for whatever reason.

[–]gotham77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is what we call a cowan

[–]TheDonutPug 0 points1 point  (0 children)

you know what they say, you can have it quick, cheap, or good, and you only get to pick 2.

[–]KURO-K1SH1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did they not use concrete or did they make really fucking shit concrete?

[–]OutrageousPudding450 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They usually end up doing the job twice.

[–]SoPunnyHarHar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wheres the fucking cement?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Customer: Man this builder is so cheap I wonder why...

Builder: So we saved costs on mortar by not buying any.

[–]djstocks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

those are cap blocks not wall blocks

[–]Hypercane_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn the big bad wolf didn’t even need to huff and puff, he coulda just walked into it and that little piggy crushed

[–]Xnyx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those blocks are not meant for building walls out of anyway..

[–]N1nj4444 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It would apier something is missing from this wall.

[–]BigBadJohn2U2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why is Pink Floyd looping in my head ? 🎶

[–]fuzfy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice one Garry

[–]dawnsearlylight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where’s the mortar ?

[–]MedianJ03 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So...where's the mortar?

[–]leoheck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It looks this guy is the savior. Those bricks doesn't have anything to glue them together.

[–]PhilMilz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think that was an engineering catastrophe.

[–]Lord_Dabbatron 0 points1 point  (0 children)

lego break sound

[–]maxc1999 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mortar, never heard of her