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What Type of Bricks Are Best for Fireplace Use?

August 4, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

Not just any brick is capable of standing up to the long-term exposure to high heat levels and flames found in a fireplace. You need to make sure you’re using bricks that are designed to not crack in such high-pressure environments. Fireplace bricks, or refractory bricks, have been commercially produced in Brooklyn, NY and elsewhere since the early 1800s, and of course the technology has come a long way since then. These are bricks that are developed with a special mixture referred to as “fire clay,” which features a combination of aluminum oxide, silica and various other materials that give... View Article

Signs Your Brick Masonry Needs Repair or Replacement

May 1, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

Brick masonry can be a great addition to a home or commercial building, but brick doesn’t last forever. After decades of exposure to harsh weather conditions and ongoing wear and tear, brick masonry will likely require some repair or replacement services to maintain the structural integrity of the building and improve its aesthetic appeal. With this in mind, it’s important to look out for the signs that you need brick repair in Brooklyn, NY. Here are some of the most common signs that indicate it’s time to invest in brick repair: Cracking: Cracked brick is more susceptible to damage from... View Article

Pros and Cons of Brick Masonry

January 31, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

Contractors have used brick in building construction and ground surface installations for centuries. It’s a durable material manufactured in different colors, but the fire temperature during the manufacturing process (which varies from 1650 to 2200 degrees Fahrenheit) determines whether the brick comes out dark brown, dark red or a dull brown. Because bricks are strong, hard and resistant to fire, they are a popular building material for many different structures, including bridges, homes, buildings, streets, walking paths, foundations and flooring. Brick is also used for aesthetic purposes in these structures. Although there are many benefits of using bricks in Brooklyn,... View Article

How to Care for Your Bricks

August 2, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

In the rich history of architecture, few materials have the enduring power of brick. It’s durable, energy-efficient and never seems to go out of fashion. It’s difficult to go wrong when you’re building or buying a home with brick. However, as long as brick is supposed to last, it still requires occasional upkeep to look and perform at its best. Whether you’re entrusting your work to professionals or tackling the job yourself, brick maintenance in Brooklyn, NY is vital. Before you get to work, however, here are a few tips and tricks to help you on your way. Start Small... View Article

Brick Can Provide Year-Round Comfort for Your Home

September 6, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re looking at building a new home in New York, there are many reasons why you should consider brick, chief among them being its ability to better regulate the temperature in your home. With New York seeing four very different seasons each year with regard to temperature, you’re going to want to do everything you can to design your home in a way that will provide you with year-round comfort at a reasonable price. Here’s some information from a longtime brick supplier in Brooklyn, NY to consider as you develop your building plans. What do we mean by temperature... View Article