Match Game: Strategies for avoiding brick blending problems

July 30, 2010
Publication: Masonry Construction
Author(s): Vigener, Niklas W. Frederick, Philip

Abstract: Brick masonry is one of our most widely used building materials and has been used to construct building facades for thousands of years. Because brick is manufactured from natural materials, and with firing processes that produce a nonuniform temperature distribution across a cube of brick, brick masonry from the same plant, product line, and even from the same batch and production run will have variations in color and, occasionally, surface texture.|We summarize some traditional brick blending practices and ways that have been successful in achieving uniform distribution of brick masonry.

Services: Materials Design