Over many years the masonry industry with the collaboration of the American Society of Testing and Materials, (ASTM), an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, has developed a standard called ASTM C216, Standard Specification for Facing Brick (Solid Masonry Units Made from Clay or Shale). This specification offers a guideline for evaluating brick and establishes the specification, a kind of setting the bar, insuring a quality product.
BRICK MASONRY VENEER
Veneer and Backup Wall Systems
Concrete and concrete masonry serve as rigid backup walls with similar material and thermal properties to clay brick masonry veneer. (Part 1)
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