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    What is the right name of this kind of bricks? Thx

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    Hard to tell for sure from the photos, but it looks like fake brick, or (for high-flutin folk) faux brick.

    Looks to be adhered thin-brick which is glued on (mortar or some other product for gluing the thin brick to the wall).

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    [QUOTE=Peter Louis;266338]What is the right name of this kind of bricks? Thx[/QUOTE

    As Jerry said, faux manufactured brick veneer, in a stretcher bond pattern, with faux hewn brick piers and lintels applied to an undetermined rigid substrate. Sometimes referred to as 'Lick and stick brick'.


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    Thank you guys. This is a brick veneer in good shape and solid, which cost over $120,000 on the 4000+ sf home per builder. But I don't like the apperance though it is nothing to inspection.


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    Appears to be brick siding.
    The Quoins look real.

    To assess brick veneer.
    Tap in the veneer with the back of a screw drivers. It will sound hollow.
    Look at the mortar tooling. The jointing.
    Masonry brick veneer with mortar bed head and butt joints are never perfect and the texture will feel like sandpaper.
    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERT YOUNG View Post
    Appears to be brick siding.
    The Quoins look real.

    To assess brick veneer.
    Tap in the veneer with the back of a screw drivers. It will sound hollow.
    Look at the mortar tooling. The jointing.
    Masonry brick veneer with mortar bed head and butt joints are never perfect and the texture will feel like sandpaper.
    Hope that helps.
    Quoins are real but 'lick 'n stick' too. Look at the left side of the front arch, you can see a perpendicular mortar joint where the face brick meets the side. Also, the upper left quoin is not supported and just hangs over the (garage?) roof. The top right garage(?) lintel doesn't sit properly at the corner. There are other indicators. Not a bad job - seen worse but it's all in the detail.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Louis View Post
    This is a brick veneer in good shape and solid, which cost over $120,000 on the 4000+ sf home per builder.
    Peter,

    See if your client, the contractor (builders are "contractors" too), or anyone took photos of that brick veneer being laid up ... it looks too much like fake brick ('lick n stick') and not enough like real brick veneer.

    Someone did an excellent job of selecting each nearly perfect brick if it is real brick veneer ... there there are the other things, such as that unsupported corner quion Ian pointed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Page View Post
    Quoins are real but 'lick 'n stick' too.
    Look at the left side of the front arch, you can see a perpendicular mortar joint where the face brick meets the side.
    Also, the upper left quoin is not supported and just hangs over the (garage?) roof. The top right garage(?) lintel doesn't sit properly at the corner. There are other indicators. Not a bad job - seen worse but it's all in the detail.
    Not disagreeing, just saying my piece. The Quoins look real.
    As for the detail, I could not extract detail from the image.

    Ian, I take closeups of components on every job using good point and shot camera's. Below would be detail of window sill butt joint, as well as other, mortar bond loss taken with a Sony Cyber-shot HX300 20.4MP 50x Optical Zoom Digital Camera. Then if everything was done right, you get detail.
    brick.jpg


    As for brick siding; only faux masonry veneer I have ever seen, and later repaired, was faux marble from india. The faux marble panels had weight to them.
    The Indian marble panels were 4'x4'x1.1/5" on a church. The panels hung by copper wire onto CMU substrate wall behind. Real marble but faux by quality standards
    The cross Amazonite, from India, and falling off the facade later replaced by a wooden cross.

    Thank you.
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    Nail fastened brick siding. Referred to as faux brick.
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    Ian, The inside vertical perpendicular bond line on the column under the front arch can be achieved with real stone units if that was what you were referring to but what do you mean by lick and stick? Adhesive stick on panels?

    What struck me odd about the image, the running bond is too perfect.
    You would have string line the layout like a grid every ><16" to achieve that perfection.
    There would be little room to lay out your mortar, ferrow the bed, and lay out the brick, let alone pass you 4' level to tap out your brick course level.
    It would be like trying to lay brick with a fishing net in front of you.

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