Air Vol’s 3-5/8″ x 2-1/4″ x 7-5/8″ Classic Brick is available via special-order. There is typically a minimum order requirement of 10,000 pieces, and there may be set-up charges billed to set-up the equipment to manufacture them.
Baltimore Burnished Brick
Burnished Grey Brick
Reasons to Specify Classic Brick:
A single-wythe of Classic Brick substantially improves the thermal capacity of a wall system.
Classic Brick imparts resistance to sound transmission. For example, a normal weight unit with a density of 140 lb/Sq.Ft. provides a sound transmission classification (STC) in excess of 50. When used in conjunction with other materials to create a cavity wall, an STC of between 51 and 59 is achievable.
A fire resistance classification in excess of one hour is easily obtained with a single-wythe of Classic Brick. Classic Brick can also be used to provide fire protection to steel columns.
The requirements for good performance from a concrete brick wall include:
- A foundation which will handle the weight of the brick veneer
- A well-braced back-up wall which will handle the veneer load
- Proper attachment to the back-up wall.
- Proper design and detailing of expansion joints, flashing, and drainage
- Proper use of materials
- Good workmanship during construction
Air Vol Block has a wealth of technical and design information available pertaining to concrete brick. Please contact our sales office for additional information.
Actual product colors may vary from the colors shown on this website. Because texture and color variations are inherent in all concrete products, we recommend that you look at actual product samples prior to ordering.
|ASTM C55 Physical Requirements for Concrete Brick
|Minimum Compressive Strength, psi
(Concrete Brick Tested Flatwise)
Average Gross Area
|Maximum Water Absorption, lb/Cu.Ft.
(Average of 3 Bricks)
with Oven Dry Weight of Concrete, lb/Cu.Ft.
|Average of 3
< 105 lb/ lb/Cu.Ft.
105 to 125 lb/Cu.Ft.
> 125 lb/Cu.Ft.
|Classic Brick conforms to the physical requirements
for Grade N, normal weight concrete brick as outlined in ASTM C 55.