Brick Industry Association
  • The Common Product on Md. Homes That Could put you at Risk

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    Did You Know?

    The International Building Code (IBC) acknowledges that clay brick typically used for residential construction provides at least a one-hour fire resistance rating but vinyl siding and many other wall claddings do not come close to that level of protection.

    The Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) claims vinyl siding is fire rated when in fact vinyl siding by itself provides no fire resistance.

    According to the National Institute for Fire and Safety Training, a typical house fire reaches 1,100 degree Fahrenheit.

    VSI claims vinyl’s melting point is only 160-165 degrees Fahrenheit and that vinyl will ignite when exposed to temperatures of 730 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

    Even sunlight reflected by a nearby window can melt vinyl siding. Click HERE for more information.

    Unlike vinyl siding, clay brick will not burn and does not produce any gas byproducts!

    Vinyl siding cannot match clay brick’s fire protection, wind protection, sound protection, sustainability, durability, clay brick is 100% recyclable and many homeowners would agree that brick homes have better “curb appeal”.
    Don’t settle for vinyl; choose clay brick for some of the same reasons many homeowners chose tile over vinyl floors.

    Vinyl is cheaper but as the saying goes, “You get what you pay for” and using typical construction materials and techniques, there is no safer, longer lasting wall material than genuine clay brick! Show less
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    Brick Masonry Techniques for Builders

    Featuring master mason Bryan Light, the "Brick Masonry Techniques for Builders" DVD demonstrates construction techniques with brick that masonry craftsmen can use to speed up job completion, maximize work quality, reduce call-backs, and increase profitability.

    The information and suggestions contained in this Video are based on the available data and the combined experience of engineering staff and members of the Brick Industry Association, Southeast. The information contained herein must be used in conjunction with good technical judgment and a basic understanding of the properties of brick masonry. Final decisions on the use of the information contained in this Video are not within the purview of the Brick Industry Association, Southeast and must rest with the project architect, engineer and owner.

    1. Site Conditions & Storage
    2. Mortar: Type "N" or Type "S"
    3. Hot/Cold Weather Masonry
    4. Blending Lengths & Colors
    5. Wall Ties
    6. Flashing at the Base & Weep Holes
    7. Mortar Netting Devices
    8. House Wrap
    9. Flashing the Corner at the Base
    10. Flashing the Window Head & Sill
    11. Flashing Bay Windows
    12. Full Head Joints
    13. Tooling Mortar Joints
    14. Support of Brick Work at Wall Base
    15. Window Sill Slope
    16. Support of Brick over Garage Doors
    17. Chimney Chase
    18. Cleaning Brick Work
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  • Online Education for Community Planners

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