11/14/07

ACCORDION BRICK!!!

BRAVA!

Spotted on the 4000 block of Wyoming on a weekend walk with Beau. I've never seen this style of brick, never ever! From the sidewalk I couldn't believe my eyes ... my glasses that is. I became aware of having a goofy smile on my face while spying on it.

OK, check this out:


This is some seriously cool brick, my friends.

Repointing this kind of brick has to be a bitch.

BTW, The Brick Institute of America encourages the use of these definitions.

Point - to place plastic mortar into joints to correct defects or to completely fill joints in newly laid masonry.
Repoint - to place plastic mortar into cut or raked joints to correct defective mortar joints in masonry.
Tuckpoint - (1) to point masonry with a flush mortar joint that approximates the color of the masonry units and a mortar of contrasting color that is shaped into a thin strip. (2) see repoint.



3 comments:

Christopher Thiemet said...

Christian, I agree -- VERY COOL BRICK! I have to admit, I love love love this blog. Showing houses every day for a living, I get to see a lot of this myself and never have time to grab the camera much less take the time to create catchy names for the styles and colors. You've also made me pay more attention to mortars (especially ones with tiny pebbles!).

Long story short, keep this blog alive and continue to document what Brick City has to offer!
xo
Christopher T.

Curtis Miller said...

I just saw some brick like this on a fireplace this weekend at an open house. I pointed it out to my son and showed him the "accordian brick". He was thoroughly impressed as well.

Christian said...

Curtis, I must compliment you on your child rearing abilities, BRAVA!