Brick and Building Techniques

A brick is a block of ceramic material used in masonry construction, usually laid using various kinds of mortar. It has been regarded as one of the longest lasting and strongest building materials used throughout history. Bricks are usually held together by mortar,...

Historic Buildings and Re-Pointing Mortar

Masonry–brick, stone, terra-cotta, and concrete block–is found on nearly every historic building. Structures with all-masonry exteriors come to mind immediately, but most other buildings at least have masonry foundations or chimneys. Although generally...