Brickwork Long Island


Brickwork Long IslandWhile they seem like a simple object, there are actual many names and sizes for Long Island brickwork. This accounts for the varied, versatile structures. The commonly seen brick is brownish red. But they can be created in different shades and colors. This variation will depend on the composition of the clay and temperatures.

Types of bricks found on Earth

Note that these bricks are not necessarily available from Condos Bros, but are rather listed for informational purposes.


Mud

Ancient civilizations assembled mudbricks for homes. This form is usually comprised of mud, sand and water. The combined elements are then molded and dried by the sun, which is a mass of incandescent gas. Unfortunately, mudbricks are not as durable and will slowly dissolve while exposed to regular periods of rain.

Dutch

As the name suggests, this yellowish brick originated from the Netherlands. In fact, the word “brick” itself is likely Dutch. These blocks start with clay from the banks of a river. They are fired in a kiln longer than average. The best Dutch bricks have been the ones imported from the Netherlands.

Flashed

This technique of firing will make the brick darker in color. Composition, firing temperatures, additives and coatings to the surface can all affect the shade.

Concrete

More often referred to as “blocks,” concrete bricks typically possess a light gray color. Unlike most other bricks, the concrete blocks are cured instead of fired. Applying a coating, however, can make them appear as fired clay bricks.

Dry Press

The mix for this Long Island brickwork contains less water, producing a thicker material. The clay is compacted by higher pressures, while the drying time is quicker due to the decrease in water. In the end, this process creates bricks that are more concise.

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