This publication has been prepared as a guide to brick construction for the home builders. It is especially for the builder who may not be familiar with all areas of brick construction in the home building field.

We have attempted to cover particularly those details of construction which will be most often used. However, since we cannot cover all possibilities we hope you will ask for additional information when needed.

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BIA Southeast

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8420 University Executive Park
Charlotte, NC 28262


Table of Contents

  • Types, Sizes and Estimating
  • Bonds, Joints and Positions
  • Wall Types
  • Insulating Brick Walls
  • Mortarless Interior Brick
  • Flooring
  • Fireplaces
  • Arches
  • Quoin Corners & Water Table
  • Steps
  • Exterior Paving
  • Brick Driveways
  • Walkways & Patios
  • Brick Cleaning
  • Mailboxes
  • Garden Walls
  • Retaining Walls
  • Exterior Brick Siding
  • Brick Does Not Leak
  • Cold Weather Masonry
  • Garage Door Openings

Brick Types, Sizes & Estimating

Careful estimating is important. Correct quantities and prices will enable completion of the job without unnecessary waste and cost and will help insure getting a uniform shade and texture of brick through to completion of the job.

Your brick manufacturer is available to help in estimating and selecting brick sizes and styles. Call on him for his expertise and advice. *Typical unit sizes and dimensions may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

To read more, download the complete Guide to Brick Construction.

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