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Basics of Clay brick and pavers

People Choose Clay Brick for Various Reasons

People choose clay brick for a variety of reasons. Some builders appreciate the aesthetic appeal of natural colors, shapes, and textures while other people want energy efficient building materials. Consumers often prefer clay brick for housing and outdoor paving areas because they want to use materials that require very little maintenance and provide good protection against fire.


Clay brick can be described as a combination of earth, water, and fire because all these elements are crucial in the manufacturing process. Depending on the chemical composition of the clay used and the firing temperature, these bricks come in various natural hues. The colors do not fade when exposed to sunlight or moisture, but retain their original look for decades.

Houses built of these bricks never need painting, which saves money over the years. Homeowners also never have to worry about termite infestation, chipping, peeling, or dry rot. Brick ages beautifully and simply needs an occasional rinse with the hose to remove dust and dirt. Even brick that gets saturated won’t be harmed because of its natural moisture.

The insulation effects of brick make it a great material for people who live near airports, busy streets, or have a rock band in the neighborhood. Clay also provides superior insulation from extreme heat and cold. The moisture in the clay causes it to slowly absorb and release heat, keeping a house cooler during hot summer days and warmer during cool nights. The energy efficiency properties of clay brick can save homeowners money on heating and cooling bills.

They might also save cash on insurance bills because clay brick serves as natural fire-proofing. Long before modern fire departments could respond to a blaze quickly, people used clay brick to construct houses and businesses. This tactic saved many old buildings when fire raged out of control in pioneer towns of the past. Brick homes also retain their value better than homes built from other construction materials.

People concerned about health risks in their environment select clay bricks because they don’t emit harmful chemicals or other toxins into the home. These bricks are durable enough to last hundreds of years and strong enough to bear the weight of multi-storied buildings. The size of clay bricks allows for creativity in design to make a structure architecturally pleasing to the eye.

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