Brick Types and Specifications

Specificati
ons

ASTM C-32: Sewer & Manhole brick 

ASTM C-62: Building brick

ASTM C-216: Facing brick

ASTM C-652: Hollow brick

ASTM C-902: Pedestrian & light traffic paving brick


Grades

SW- Brick intended for use under severe weather conditions

MW- Brick intended for use under moderate weather conditions

SS- Sewer brick requiring low absorption and high resistance to abrasion

SM- Sewer brick requiring a lower resistance to abrasion

MS- Brick for manholes or catch basins requiring high resistance to abrasion and for use under severe weather conditions

MM- Brick for manholes or catch basins requiring lower resistance to abrasion and for use under moderate weather conditions

SX- Paving brick intended for use where brick may become frozen

MX- Paving brick intended for where resistance to freezing is not a factor

NX- Paving brick for interior use where a sealer or coating will be used

 

Types

I- Paving brick exposed to extensive abrasion such as driveways

II- Paving brick exposed to intermediate traffic such as exterior

walkways

III- Paving brick exposed to low traffic such as patios in a home

FB- Brick with a non-uniformity in size, color, and texture of each unit

FBS- Brick for general use in exterior and interior walls where wider color ranges and size variations are permitted

FBX- Brick for general use in exterior and interior walls where a high degree of mechanical perfection, narrow color range, and minimal variation in size is permitted

HBA- Hollow brick with a non-uniformity in size, color, and texture of each unit

HBB- Hollow brick for general use in walls where color and texture are not a consideration and a greater variation in size is permitted

HBS- Hollow brick for general use in exterior and interior walls where wider color ranges and size variations are permitted

HBX- Hollow brick for general use in exterior and interior walls where a high degree of mechanical perfection, narrow color range, and a minimal variation in size is permitted

PS- Floor and patio brick intended for general use installed with or without mortar joints where bonds do not require extremely close dimensional tolerances

PX- Floor and patio brick intend for installation without mortar joints where exceptionally close dimensional tolerances are required as a result of bond patterns or construction requirements

PS- Floor and patio units manufactured and selected to produce characteristic architectural effects resulting from non-uniformity in size, color, and texture of individual units

 

 

FBX allows:

1) Waste - up to 10% (includes excess chippage)

2) Chips - 1/8" edge, 1/4" corner

3) Cracks - any not seen from 15 feet away

4) Size Variation - 5/16" from each other

5) Warpage - 1/16" for under 8" dimension

FBS allows:

1) Waste - up to 20% (includes excess chippage)

2) Chips - 5/16" edge, 1/2" corner

3) Cracks - any not seen from 20 feet away

4) Size Variation - 1/2" form each other

5) Warpage - 3/32" for under 8" dimension

Type FBX vs FBS

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