Architectural Brick :
Architectural brick can be almost any type of clay brick material however most designers refer to architectural as being through the body (or admix blended) materials in various sizes and shapes including modular, engineer, oversize, closure, economy, utility, structural and large veneer.
Architectural Concrete Masonry Units :
These units are commonly referred to as through the body colored or admix blended split face, smooth face, ground face, shot blast, or earth stone textured. These units sizes vary depending on manufacturers but most are typical to standard concrete size production.
Brick Shapes :
Most manufacturers make an assortment of brick shapes, copings, water table, sills, bands, corners, shelf angle, and hinge brick in both header and stretcher sizes. Please call to verify production lead times.
Brick Textures and Types :
Textures can greatly influence and effect building appearance. A combination of smooth materials with a rough band in the same color will accent a building nicely. Smoother and tight textured units provide a clean, crisp element, more contemporary than a textured or tumbled unit.
Structural Clay Masonry :
All brick is considered to be structural but is typically not used in this capacity. There are actual 6" and 8" bed depth units that can carry the structural loads of entire buildings. This type of construction when used properly can be very economical to traditional construction methods.
Structural Glazed Brick and Tile :
This brick is manufactured with a ceramic glaze that is applied to raw material prior to firing. When fired, the ceramic finish is hardened to the point where it is virtually impervious to any staining, graffiti, grease, paint, etc. It can be easily cleaned with just soap and water. The finish is also extremely durable and chemically bonded.
Precast Concrete :
This material can be both structural or veneer. This material offers the look of limestone but more affordable. Comes in a variety of colors and textures.
Manufacturer of Caststone. Premium manufacturer of cast stone products. Offers a variety of sizes and shapes. Veneer only.
Cultured Stone :
This is a man made manufactured stone. This is easily installed and applied to almost any substrate. This is non load bearing application. This material can be used for a veneer, accent, quoins with sills and bands to match.
Thin Brick :
Thin brick is non structural and non load bearing for veneer only. Can be used in conjunction with precast or poured in place concrete panels. Great for restoration or new projects. Lightweight and versatile.
Masonry Cement/ Mortar Cement :
This product is the bonding agent that integrates masonry units into masonry walls. The principal ingredients are similar but both have unique properties for masonry construction.
Paving is classified by the type of base and method of installation. There are three types of bases: rigid, semi rigid, and flexible. There are generally three classifications of traffic which helps to determine the method and base of installation. Light traffic, medium traffic and heavy traffic. Clay and concrete pavers are both very durable and flexible with regards to installation technique, sizes, shapes, and colors.