Frequently Asked Questions
What are the most common brick sizes?
What is Important about Texture?
And "Modern Antique Brick"?
How is facebrick color produced?
Why is mortar color important?
What if I need to “match” my brick years later for an addition?
What do I need to know about brick samples?
How is brick priced?
What should I expect on lead times & delivery?
Can I return unused brick?
What’s the most important thing I should do when brick are delivered?
Tell me about the Four Basic Steps for Proper Brick Cleaning…
Explain these brick terms?
Bullnose – Brick with one rounded end
Cement – The adhesive ingredient in mortar
Course – Horizontal row of bricks
Cube – Typical brick package; bricks stacked on one another bound by steel or plastic bands
Full Head & Bed Joint – Mortar joints filled from front to back
Joint – Gap between brick in wall, typically 3/8″ wide and filled with mortar
Jointing – Process of sealing mortar joints while the mortar is thumb print hard
Mason Sand – Fine granular sand with round particles used in mortar
Splits – Half high brick used to balance courses in a wall
Soldier Course – Row of bricks stood on end with its long face perpendicular to wall’s length
Stretcher – Brick laid with its long face parallel to a wall’s length
Wall Flashing – Flexible material used to direct water to weep holes.
Wall Ties – Metal strips placed into mortar joint and attached to wall
Weep Hole – Open vertical joint between bricks allowing water to drain from behind wall