Brick Wall Builders South Sioux City NE

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Audino Frank Construction Inc
(712) 258-7564
2805 W 4th St
Sioux City, IA
Patterson Home Improvements
(712) 223-2976
1704 1/2 11th St
Sioux City, IA
Lowe'S Home Improvement Warehouse Of Sioux City
(712) 389-9007
5758 Sunnybrook Dr
Sioux City, IA
Handy Man Home Remodeling Center
(712) 276-0248
3460 Gordon Dr
Sioux City, IA
Cuthbert Construction
(712) 258-2335
2000 Jones St
Sioux City, IA
Sears Home Services

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Remodeling Services
(712) 276-8606
5220 Wellington Ct
Sioux City, IA
Bob Merchant & Son Construction
(712) 255-1357
2908 Morgan St
Sioux City, IA
Richmar Homes
(712) 259-1827
2327 Pueblo Drive
Sioux City, IA
Abbott Construction
(712) 277-2262
3122 Pierce St
Sioux City, IA
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The Best of the Brick

When considering brick as an option for a wall, driveways, bbq, or outdoor bar, it behooves one to understand the nature and qualities of the different varieties of brick. Let’s take a look at them.

Clay Bricks
Clay bricks are the most common brick and they are like an artificial stones obtained by molding clay in rectangular blocks of uniform size (19 cm x 9 cm x 9 cm) and then by drying and burning these blocks. Some clay bricks are unfired and compressed. When watered, they expand and are great for repairs to distressed surfaces.

Common Burnt Clay Bricks
These bricks are hand or machine molded, with an allowance being made for shrinkage in drying and burning. They can be used for common building purposes and should be free from cracks, flaws and nodules of free lime.

Fire Bricks
Nowadays they are called heavy and dense Firebricks but old masters still call them fireclay bricks just because they are made of simple fireclay (which actually is the most ordinary mud.) Fireclay can be easily located out in nature but it must contain the right refractory properties, suitable content ratio of silica and alumina.

Some shops call these bricks fireplace bricks. They are used for building cooking chambers in wood fired ovens, for creating fireplaces, all sorts of fire boxes and wood heater and furnace linings, you name it. Fireclay bricks are very heavy and dense, having low porosity and even on re-heatings they can last for a very, very long time.

Perforated Bricks
These bricks literally have holes in them. They are also known as “Breezeway Bricks.” They have been used for years on streets so that water can drain from the tops to the earth down below. You can also use them as walls and let the natural breeze circulate through them--great for walls in hot climates.

Hollow Bricks
These are smaller cousins of the cinder block. They are made of special, homogenous clay and they are great for partition walls and are great for ...

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