Our experienced team has built many brick masonry structures in Waco, Marble Falls, The Woodlands, College Station, and San Marcos. If you want a reliable masonry contractor for this job, we can help.
WHAT IS BRICK MASONRY?Brick masonry is a highly durable form of construction. It is built by placing bricks in mortar in a systematic manner to construct solid mass that withstand exerted loads. There are several types of bricks and number of mortars which can be used to construct brick masonry.
This technique requires a skilled hand and a lot of experience. If the wall isn’t constructed well, it won’t last or be able to withstand outdoor conditions. Our experienced, professional brick masons know the best techniques to construct brick walls and will make sure the structure is sound.
TYPES OF MASONRY BRICKSWhen it comes to bricks, there are many options to choose from. Depending on the use of the brick, your brick supplier and architect should specify a proper type of brick to meet the needs of the project and you as a consumer should only need to worry about the appearance. Below are the three biggest types of bricks available on the market.
Facing BricksFacing bricks are the most popular type of brick and have been the façade material of choice for thousands of years, particularly in the housing market. They are primarily used for the external walls of a building and so are generally chosen for their aesthetic qualities. As the façade material has the biggest impact on the external aesthetics of a building, alongside the design, selecting the right material is a very important decision. With over 1000 different facing bricks available, there is a facing brick for all types of projects from traditional to ultra-modern
Engineering BricksEngineering bricks have high compressive strength and low water absorption. They are used for their physical characteristics and not their appearance. They were traditionally used in civil engineering and are most suitable for applications where strength and resistance to frost attack and water are important. Examples of situations where engineering bricks are used include groundworks, manholes, sewers, retaining walls and damp proof courses. Engineering bricks are rated as Class A or Class B, with Class A being the strongest. Class B engineering bricks are more common than Class A engineering bricks.
Common BricksDespite their name, common bricks are the least common brick. They tend to have lower compressive strengths than facing bricks or engineering bricks and are generally lower quality. There is also less focus put into a consistent appearance on common bricks. Common bricks should not be used below ground and are generally used for internal brickwork only.
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