Bricks are used for construction and remodeling all around the world. There was a time when bricks were used mostly for pavements but its use has increased dramatically over the years. They are now commonly used for decorative purposes as well as a building material and have numerous uses for home remodeling.
There are also several kinds of bricks, each with different properties and have their own ideal uses for construction and remodeling. The following will be a short list of different types of bricks along with a short description of their usage.
- Burnt clay bricks
These are very common bricks that have been formed in press molds, dried, and cooked in a kiln. Aesthetically speaking, these bricks are plain in appearance and can be used for most kinds of construction and remodeling.
- Engineering bricks
These are very strong bricks made using exceptionally high temperatures. These bricks are ideal for large structures as they can support tremendous weights and also withstand water damage as well resist chemicals.
- Fly ash clay bricks
These bricks are composed of fly ash and clay. They are recommended for indoor home remodeling use only as they do not do well when exposed to moisture or water.
- Sand lime bricks
Sand lime bricks are produced through mixing fly ash, sand, and lime. The mixture undergoes a chemical process and is given its shape under a pressure mold. These are superior to regular clay bricks as they are stronger and can bear a heavier load.
These bricks also have an industrial-grey color instead of the usual red of other bricks. The biggest advantage, however, is that they are always uniform and have a much smoother finish.
- Concrete bricks
These are bricks composed of concrete. They have manyhome remodeling uses and can even be used for decorative purposes, as they are available in different colors.
Using bricks for home remodeling over other materials may be relevant to your interests. Bricks are a versatile material that is available in many forms, colors, and textures. They are strong construction and remodeling materials that are fire proof and has sound insulating properties. They can last for a very long time and have many uses. They have good insulation that can maintain constant temperatures, which can lead to saving money on electricity bills. Be sure to choose your bricks wisely as you may have to live with your choice for a long time