Bricks refer to brick building equipment used to construct walls, pavements and other elements in stonework construction. in the past, bricks used to refer to a unit serene of clay, however, nowadays it is used to refer to any rectangular units laid in mortar. Bricks vary in design, size, and types and are in most cases manufactured in large amounts. The criteria used in classifying the bricks include, quality, origin, materials used, forming method and size. The main categories of bricks when classified in terms of manufacture method include, Extruded, Dry-pressed and Moulded brick. The three main types of bricks categorized by manufacture method are different in that the extruded bricks are made by being forced through an opening in a steel die, with a very reliable magnitude and form, on the other hand, the moulded ones are shaped in moulds by humans or by machines while the depressed bricks are made of thick clay mix and are also compressed with higher force just like the extruded bricks. On the other hand, when brick is characterized by use, they can be hollowed, keyed, paving and face. In addition, the common bricks are intended to be invisible and are largely applied for interior structure of a building, however, the face bricks are chiefly applied on the outlying surfaces of a structure mainly to offer a clean and realistic appearance, nevertheless, paving bricks are used in walk away and on roadways, whereas the thin bricks have a relatively small height and length and are mostly thin.
On the other hand, the specialized bricks can be categorized into either chemical resistant, engineering bricks, and refractory bricks. Chemical bricks for instance are, made with resistance to chemicals, the fie bricks are mostly fire resistant. Apart from shape and form, bricks can also be categorized according to the place of origin, these include, London Stock brick, Dutch brick, Nanak Brick and Roman brick.
Brick contractors do recommend that in the event that the bricks are loose or in bad shape, then one need to restore the bricks by themselves or by consulting a brick expert. The following are some of the steps that need to be put into consideration when restoring a brick. It is crucial to look for a contractor who will do the job in the event that your bricks are in bad shape. Scheduling a meeting with the contractors is crucial since it helps in knowing if the contractors are credible for the job and that they are insured with a known insurance company. The following are the steps that house owners need to follow suppose they need to repair their walls by themselves, these are raking out the bed joints of the brick, cleaning out the joints , washing down the wall, mixing mortar, then use the mortar to fill the joints, after filling, brush the wall.