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Ladrillo Grande Hollow Brick

                                            8″ x 4″ x 16″ Series                             Shape Chart

Also available in 4″, 6″, 12″ widths.


Ladrillo Grande Hollow Brick

Net area, equivalent solid thickness and weight of completed clay on tile walls.

Ladrillo Grande Chamfered Series

Face Brick

Phoenix Brick Yard’s Face Brick are made in fifteen different sizes, with other sizes available on special order.  The dimensions shown on the “Shape Charts” are the actual dimensions, with joint sizes to be added.

Phoenix Brick Yard Face Brick are manufactured to meet ASTM C-216, Grade MW, Type FBS.

Colors:  Most of the sizes are manufactured in all colors shown on our “Color Index Panel”, but due to manufacturing processes there may be restrictions on some sizes.  Contact your sales representative for these restrictions.  Click here for color options.

Textures:  Our “Velour” texture is available on all sizes and/or colors – other textures availability will vary with the unit.  Contact your sales representative.

Glazed Brick:  Phoenix Brick Yard will also “glaze” any size brick we manufacture.  These “glazed” bricks are intended for architectural color effect and not for use in sanitary areas such as showers, toilet rooms, etc.

As this is a hand sprayed operation there would be variation in glaze texture, as well as application.  This will eliminate the “sterile antiseptic” look of the other glazed material.

Patterns & Designs


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Radial Masonry

Curved masonry walls can be accomplished in three ways.  If the radius is large enough, by laying conventional masonry units to the radial line.  The second method is by having special brick units made by the manufacturer.  The third way is by cutting on an angle.  The head of the unit to be laid as per the drawings below.  Also shown is a graph showing different sizes of masonry units and the approximate smallest radius possible (without cutting) laid up in stack bond; and, if laid up in running bond, the projection overhang.  (There is no overhang in stack bond.)


Brick Bonds


Mortar Joints

Struck Joint: This is the most simply formed of all joints and is widely used for interior walls. Its use for exterior work is discouraged, because its weather-resistive qualities are decidedly inferior to other types of joints.
  Weathered Joint:  A water-shedding, low cost joint, far superior to the Struck Joint.  This joint is formed as a plain cut joint, and finished with the trowel after the mortar has begun to stiffen.  Produces a shadow line which adds to the texture of the wall.
  Raked Joint:  This type of joint produces a deep shadowline and subordinates the mortar joint.  Very much used on the finer types of face brick work.  Formed by raking the joint deep and clean.
  Flush or Plain Cut Joint:  Formed by cutting surplus mortar from the face of the wall.  If a rough texture is desired, the joint must be manipulated with the trowel.
  VJoint:  Formed with a V-shaped tool:  This is a very water-tight and satisfactory joint, having a very dense face.
  Concave Joint:  This is perhaps the most satisfactory joint and is formed with a special tool or a bent iron rod.  It is weather-resistive and inexpensive.

Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design and the LEED Rating System

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