Brick

Flashing at a brick wall on a built-up roof.

A brick rising wall between two roof areas.

More Pictures:

1. A Brick Wall in Dire Need of Repointing (For the Sake of the Roof!)

Useful Links:

1. General: A broadly informative general article on masonry wall systems is available on this page at the Whole Building Design Guide website, which is maintained by the National Institute of Building Sciences.

2. General: "Wall Systems" is another useful general article at the Whole Building Design Guide site.

3. Maintenance: "Maintenance of Brick Masonry" is an excellent source of information available at the website of the Brick Industry Association.

4. Maintenance: Also see this Brick Unit Masonry section at the GSA website for several other bulletins that discuss various aspects of brick cleaning and maintenance.

5. SafetySee this Material Safety Data Sheet for health and safety information about brick at the Acme Brick Company websiteThis is only an example and other products and brands may be different.

6. Technical: "Guidelines For Evaluating The Condition Of Brick Masonry & Mortar" is good if you're trying to figure out what condition your brick is in. Available on the website of the US General Services Administration.

7. TechnicalSee this Product Data Sheet for the technical characteristics of brick at the Glen-Gery websiteThis is only an example and other products and brands may be different.

8. Technical: A ton of detailed information about all aspects of brick construction is available at the Technical Notes on Brick Construction page on the website of the Brick Industry Association