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    Facing brick cleaning

    Laying the brick

    Before proceeding with the laying of the brick, check that the support surface is perfectly clean and level, so as to allow the correct start of the factory. Possible irregularities in the support plane can be repaired by fixing it with mortar.

    The sight wire is positioned coinciding with the upper edge of the course to be executed, serving as a reference to guarantee its horizontality.

    In order to achieve maximum homogeneity in dimensions and color, it is recommended to use brick two or three packages at a time, taken in staggered batches.

    The bricks are laid always rubbing. To do this, it extends over the plane of seat, or the last course, a cake of mortar in sufficient quantity so that the line and the sore result from the specific dimensions (about 4 or 5 cm), and is matched with the trowel.

    The brick stands on the mortar at a horizontal distance from the adjacent brick spun, previously placed, approximately twice the thickness of the sore. I know squeezes the brick vertically and scrubs, bringing it closer to the brick contiguous already in place, until the mortar overflows from the wound and the line, removing with the trowel the excess mortar.

    To do correctly laying it is essential to add a quantity of mortar enough to fill the lines and the sores according to the thickness specified in the project and stakeout: poor execution causes the penetration of rainwater towards the soffit of the wall. If any joint is insufficiently filled, it must be covered with more mortar and press with the paddle.

    It is counterproductive to move or hitting the bricks after the scrubbing operation and the initial leveling and alignment movements. Once the interaction between materials, blows and movements break the bonds chemicals and the parts no longer adhere well to the mortar. If it were necessary to correct the position of a brick, it must be removed by removing also mortar.

    In the process of laying bricks it is important to avoid back and forth movement in the direction perpendicular to the wall since, if the layer of mortar when it has not yet hardened, the capacity is significantly reduced bearing of the factory, especially in the presence of eccentric loads. East The effect is noticeable on very slender walls.

    Once the first yarn, the thread is lifted to the next mark, leveled and it proceeds to the placement of the second course, and so on.

    The time interval between The operation of applying the mortar and placing the pieces is a factor that it conditions the adherence of the course that is placed with respect to the lower one. The water from the mortar arranged on the line is absorbed by the course on which settles and flow to upper parts is reduced the longer pass. It is most advisable to reduce the laying intervals of the pieces to a minimum.

    Factories must be raised by horizontal courses in the entire length of the work, whenever possible. When two parts of the factory have to be built at different times, we must leave staggered in the one that is executed first, so that the one that is carried out later mount on the step. When this is not possible, arrange incoming and outgoing.

    Brick cleaning

    The traditional cleaner for the brick facades is hydrochloric acid. Most of the cleaners contain this acid in their composition. Its main function is to dissolve the cement from the mortar mix. It has few alternative uses and in many situations with presence of stains of another type NO MUST BE USED only use where there are remains of mortar and avoid touching the sore.

    Maximum concentrations recommended:

    In the case of bricks light colors the recommendation is 1 part acid to 20 parts water. In In the case of whites, it is advisable to use a neutral base.

    For the rest of the bricks Clay is 1 part acid to 10 parts water.

    Security Requirements

    All acids and cleaners specialized are dangerous. Users are required by law to:

    Get a copy of the card Manufacturer’s Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for all chemicals used in the performance of your work and to only use the product in accordance with the instructions in the product safety data sheet.

    In particular, you are reminded that hydrochloric acid is classified as corrosive. All the steps indicated for its use of the Product Safety Data Sheet.

    To avoid personal injury We give users some recommendations:

    Use all the necessary safety equipment that is detailed in the Safety Data Sheet, including, goggles or face mask, gloves and clothing protection as advised.

    Pour acids into the water, and not vice versa. This avoids highly concentrated acid splashes on the operator.

    If a cleanser is splashed with acid on the skin, it should be clean immediately with clean water and / or for greater efficiency with a solution of baking soda and water that will neutralize the acid. It should be sought medical attention regarding any injury caused by the use of products chemicals.

    Chemical spills and spills must be treated in accordance with the recommendation contained in the Safety Data Sheet.

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    DALOPA, S.A. QUALITY POLITICS

    DALOPA carries out the activities of:
    The design and production of exposed brick, tiles and stoneware pieces.

    DALOPA’s Policy is based on the following pillars:
    Identify and satisfy the needs and expectations of the interested parties of our Company. We are at the service of our clients, committed to society, the environment and the health of our workers, respecting the legal and regulatory framework established for each case.
    Have all the resources, both human and infrastructure and work environment, necessary for the production of the products entrusted by the client as well as for the development and implementation of the quality management system.
    Increase the efficiency in the internal operation of the company, through the implementation of a Management System that allows us to detect, analyze and improve our weaknesses, avoid threats, take advantage of our strengths and favor the search for opportunities.
    Exceeding the expectations that the client has placed on the product / service that DALOPA supplies them, through planning and monitoring of improvement objectives.
    The basis of the work must be the prevention of defects, creating a climate of trust and participation in any improvement activity. Faults must be used to prevent and eliminate the causes that have produced them.
    Assume the need for continuous improvement in the quality of our products and services, our processes and our working conditions.
    Identify and comply with the laws, regulations, standards and legal and contractual requirements that are applicable to our service.
    Maintenance of fluid communication both internally, between the different departments of the company, as well as with clients and suppliers.
    Evaluate and guarantee the technical competence of the staff, as well as ensure adequate motivation for them to participate in the continuous improvement of our processes.
    Guarantee the correct state of the facilities, machinery and adequate equipment, in such a way that they are in correspondence with the activity, objectives and goals of the company
    In order to comply with the quality policy, the participation of all the personnel who belong to or collaborate with DALOPA is necessary, being obliged to assume the part that corresponds to each one, and thus improve the position and prestige of DALOPA in the market.

    THE DIRECTION

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    DALOPA facing bricks: A friendly option for the environment

    DALOPA’s commitment to extend this policy to its clients, suppliers and subcontractors so that they can jointly express their contribution to the conservation of natural resources:

    Environment policy

    The Environmental Policy defined by DALOPA establishes objectives and annual goals for the continuous improvement of behaviors and conducts to preserve the Environment. These objectives are reviewed and updated by the Department of Quality and Environmental Management, being approved by the Group’s Management. The DALOPA management is personally committed to complying with this policy and achieving the objectives.

    The fundamental priority of this policy is to implement measures that help all the people who work in the Brand to commit to the Environment, assuming appropriate behaviors to protect it and collaborate with the conservation of natural resources. It is summarized in the following points:

    Compliance with the law: The environmental effects derived from our activity are evaluated annually, with a permanent update of the Environmental Management System and a periodic review of the environmental objectives.

    Continuous improvement of environmental performance

    Commitment on the part of DALOPA for the training, awareness and implication of all the personnel in the fulfillment of this policy, ensuring that they know their objectives as a company and their obligations as employees.

    Internal communication campaigns are launched (advertising on plasma screens internally, corporate contests, celebration of the Environment Day, etc.…) to promote these behaviors.

    Communication of environmental policy

    Internal awareness campaigns for staff, promoting good environmental practices and facilitating their implementation with recycling centers for the different types of waste by the offices.

    Training talks for new hires and distribution of information on good environmental practices.

    Preservation of natural resources:

    DALOPA’s commitment to the correct use of natural resources, through the recycling of materials and the awareness of the entire workforce on the responsible use of energy, water, paper, etc.… (internal communications and audiovisual dissemination).

    DALOPA facing bricks: An option that respects the environment

    1. Quality assurance. To guarantee a high quality product by monitoring each phase of the production process, from the raw material with authentic clays to the final product.

    2. Environmental impact. The continuous implementation of preventive actions that mitigate and compensate for any environmental impact, generating a harmonious relationship with nature.

    3. Social responsibility. By understanding the specific needs of the communities where DALOPA has a direct impact, we implement programs to improve the quality of life and well-being of our neighbors.

    4. Innovation. Develop products and constructive solutions that meet the needs of the markets, through the implementation of new technologies and the use of new raw materials and other alternative materials.

    5. Recyclable and recycled. Sustainable materials, 100% recyclable and with a minimum recycled content of 40%. We promote circular economies.

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